Friday morning, I am going to my weekend away after work! The people I talk to about it all seem a little confused as to why I would want to do such a thing, EXCEPT a couple of other moms and stepmoms. I think stepmothers have one of the hardest jobs in the world. I’m lucky. My story is so much happier than lots of other stories I read and hear. But mom’s in general I think understand the need to get away, and stepmothers even more so because the mother-baby bond isn’t usually there to make it hard to leave them behind.
If it wasn’t for my need to be alone, I’d bring my older stepdaughter with me. I’m sure she needs to “get away” too. Another time, my dear, we’ll have a girls weekend. Let’s plan on it.
Last night DH and I watched Corpse Bride. I can understand why my kids were like, “eh, it’s okay”, but I thought it was great!! Danny Elfman and Tim Burton work so well together. The stop-motion animation, just like in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” that they also did, was just incredible. I actually think that movie was marketed wrong. The Corpse Bride is much more a movie for adults than children. Both of those movies are. And, as a HUGE fan in the 80’s of Oingo Boingo it was awesome to hear Danny making music reminscent of those days, but different. All the brass horns and it was Danny singing which he doesn’t normally do anymore. So, M, if you haven’t seen it yet, you gotta!! I’m glad I bought it because I’ll definitely be watching it again!