What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?


As usual, I found some deep thoughts while watching one of my favorite shows this week.  Don’t get me wrong, I look at people like my dad who don’t even own a tv and spend their time doing much worthier things like reading and wish that I could be like that.  But I’m not, and this is my reality.  I like a couple of specific shows, and they help me get distracted from my life but also can give me a different perspective on my life.

This time, my thought was one of the things I really like about drama tv and romantic comedy movies is the warm light they cast on all aspects of life.  The cameras and writers capture these amazing moments and make you stop and appreciate them.  How he looks at her when she is walking away, how the parent is so proud of their child at that moment, how torn up someone is when they say or do the wrong thing.  When something awful happens to the characters, you are in it and get to feel it a little with them and know that many people are right there with you.  There is definitely something to that.

My dream job when I grew up was to choose songs for the soundtrack for movies.  I wanted to be a part of that magic!

Many people feel Smart Phones are going to be the death of communication – I would argue that they allow us to capture the amazing moments in our lives a little easier.  We may not be movie producers, but we can try to appreciate the poignant moments in our lives.

Last week Wes and I cuddled on the couch and watched Mister Popper’s Penguins.  It was quite cute, not as awful as I thought it would be.  Wes was soooooooo cute during the movie, just hanging out with me on the couch.  Then the credits came on, and with it Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby”.  Wes started giggling and didn’t stop.  So we got up and danced and giggled.  It was one of those magical moments, and I recorded it.  Albeit sideways, but I recorded it and it makes me smile to watch it and think about it.





About grabafriend

I am 34, a mother of one sweet little 6 1/2 month old baby boy, wife of a social worker, trainer/walker/provider for 2 wonderful dogs, volunteer foster home for a Min Pin Rescue (www.minpinrescue.org), co-owner of two doggie daycares in Madison WI (www.thedoghaus.biz), and part owner in a giant behemoth of a pontoon boat. Yep, think that's all the labels I can affix to myself. I am blogging about my journey to get in the best shape of my life from 9/1/12 to 10/1/13, and bring my friends along for the ride by asking them to pick a month and focus on some healthy activity with me.

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