Two weeks ago the entire Common Household went to see Star Trek Into Darkness. I am not a big movie person, but this one I wanted to see. It has both Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbund in it. Hooray for pasty white guys! It was very exciting and violent and fast-paced and explosive. And now I’ve filled my movie-seeing quota for awhile.
My husband loves movies, though, and for several days, has been asking Youngest Daughter to go see the movie Epic with him. She refused, but I can’t remember her reasons.
Tonight after dinner the topic came up again. He asked, she refused again.
Her brother had an idea. He suggested, “You could go to the movie just to get some snacks.” (Once again, he manages to imply that we never feed him.) Youngest Daughter replied, “I don’t want to spend any of my money on snacks. I might owe $100 for a lost textbook.”
I put my head in my hands. This was the first I had heard about this transgression, a pretty grave one considering that there are only 3 days of school left.
Seeing my reaction, YD said in a contrite voice, “I’ll go look for it now.” She took a few steps, but didn’t leave the dining room.
Me: Don’t just look for it. Clean your room! That’s how you will find it.
Son, channeling Obi-Wan: Use The Force. Search your feelings.
Me: No! Don’t search your feelings! Search your room! And clean your room!
YD came back to the table and sat down. “It would be easier to use The Force,” she said. Considering the state of her bedroom, she is correct.
(Later, at about 8 PM…)
Me: YD, have you found your textbook yet?
Me: Well, go clean your room.
YD: I do my best work at night. I’ll look for it later.
So this weekend the Common Household screenplay will be Textbook Trek Into Darkness. I’m thinking that textbook is better hidden than the Enterprise was at the beginning of the movie.
How about you – have you seen any good movies lately? Do you feel like you are living in a movie?