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Sunday, January 17, 2010

70's music makes me think i can dance

I realize what I'm about to say is controversial. But I'm going to say it anyway. I heart the movie Mamma Mia. Don't hate me. And don't write me and tell me how much you hated that movie. I have enough to cope with in my life right now and 70s music makes me happy.

Rod surprised me and bought us tickets to the Broadway show Mamma Mia. It was a fantastic date night. A much needed date night. While I know that I may make the transition to the city look easy, our family is human and it is trying at times- especially when there is only 1200 square feet for the hormones to bounce around in. Sometimes in one day the emotional roller coaster displays itself like this:

I think you're the best mom in the world.

Mom, I hate you!

Mom, I need you!



Mom. I love you.

It's exhausting sometimes. But I read something wise this week and it has given me some perspective.

The days are long, but the years are short.

This reminded me that the journey is what counts. I am crazy about my children and love being a mother to my four. I want to savor every moment, the good and the bad. Because, all too soon- they will be gone. I should probably just stop this post there, because this could be a life changing moment for you, too. But I need to tell you about my date night.

After Mamma Mia we went to the Carlyle Hotel for drinks and music. It was swanky. And by swanky, I mean that I should have been wearing some type of fur and holding one of those long cigarettes. Such a fun New York experience.

I loved the wallpaper in the lounge there. And I proclaimed this to Rod no less than 73 times during the entire night.

We stayed out until the wee hours of the morning.
Talking. Laughing. Smiling. Snuggling. Listening.

Because, the days are long, but the years are short.


Gayla said...

love your special night and love the reminder.

Gayla said...

oh, and love mamma mia!!!

ro said...

I loved Mamma Mia!!!!! I especially loved M. Streep in the movie; I was tickled that she was so good in it. I liked the broadway show also but the movie was better just because. I loved your date night too.

Elizabeth said...

I saw Mamma Mia here in Los Angeles and just loved it, especially the stand up and dance part at the end. ABBA was a big part of my growing up and I'm not ashamed of that -- o.k., a little, but since you've been so honest, I will be as well.

Thanks for the wonderful quote -- I've heard it before but it's good to be reminded.

Jen said...

Ohh my goodness...what an "ohh so true" quote!

I need to print that out and hang it up somewhere...we have the exact same hormone problem here too. :o)

Your date night looked fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I said the exact same thing as we walked through our neighborhood on Saturday, a walk we had not taken since June. June? How can it have been so long ago? Seems like only last week! Yep. That's life for you.

Just Mom said...

Thank goodness I'm not the only one who liked the movie -- and the music. :-D

Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Sohailah said...

that's a great quote and I love that you guys did that! What a wonderful night - and I have found that great memories last a lot longer than the actual experience.

sherilee said...

I have the Mamma Mia dvd so I can watch it any time! And my Pierce Brosnan love was not at all diminished by the fact that he's an iffy singer--when he sings to Meryl at the end? Be still my heart.

Love your date night and quote. Fab.

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