Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
Alethea & Athena

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It has been a rather exciting forty-eight hours. We did go to see Jack the Giant Slayer (we know for sure, now that we've seen it). It had a lot of things that I liked, but overall the focus on Stunning Visuals left us a little bored. There was a lot of death, too, which we didn't like so much. But I liked when Jack pointed out that princesses are not worthless, they become queens and have the power to change the world, and I also liked when the princess was surprised to find out that Jack reads, and he said, "Judging by the cover, are we?" I really think we need the "Don't judge a book by its cover" saying to come back in a big way.

We all spent a lot of the movie seeing the actors and being like, "Oh hey, that's...!" And then we saw the credits, and we were like, "...Yeah, that was Ewan McGregor!" He was kind of a main character, too. But none of us could accurately identify the actor who played Jack, and so when it was over, we asked Kimee if she knew who it was, since she's supposedly the most up on younger actors. She was also the one who was the least afraid to use her phone to look stuff up (Athena and I don't have smart phones or data plans), so after she said she didn't know who Nicolas Hoult was, she looked him up. That's how we all found out he played Beast in X-Men: First Class, and why we went to Best Buy after dinner.

Yesterday (Sunday), we had choir practice (minus the choir director, who wasn't feeling well), and then we had a meeting with the bishop to discuss what we want to do when our birthday comes around, because then we won't be classified as "young" single adults anymore, which means going to a family ward. We're still working that one out. But after that, it was off to Mom's house, where we had been invited for dinner again. We had a good time talking with everybody and eating spaghetti, and then we watched their new copy of X-Men: First Class.

While the movie was going on, Sarah called because she needed a babysitter for Logan tomorrow (by which I actually mean today, because today was tomorrow yesterday). She knew Mom couldn't do it, but could she recommend someone for Sarah to call? Since Mom was staring right at us, she said, "Why don't you try calling the twins?" I thought Mom might just ask us, but I guess she thought it would be fun to hear our phones go off or something. Unfortunately, we had both left our phones at home. I tried to tell Mom before her call with Sarah ended that Sarah would have a difficult time getting a hold of us, but to no avail. So Mom had to call Sarah back, but it went straight to voice mail, because Sarah was trying to call me. When she got my voice mail, she was about to call Mom to ask for Athena's number, but by then she had the voice mail from Mom, and we were all very amused and exasperated at the same time.

That being the case, we babysat Logan this morning. As it expected, it wasn't very hard, but it was just a little sadder than expected. While Logan was going back and forth, looking at all the cool weird stuff in our apartment, Sarah was eager to go to the dentist (because the sooner she left, the sooner she could come back), so she slipped out while he was distracted. When Logan was done in the spare bedroom, he noticed that his mother had disappeared, so he started asking, "Ma?" It took us a second to figure out what he meant (we can be a little slow sometimes, and he does seem to only have about five syllables in his vocabulary, so they could all apply to multiple things (we don't think they actually do, but it seems like they could)), so to help us out, he said, "Sheh!" (which is his abbreviation for "Sarah"). And then we knew what he meant, but we were sad because we couldn't bring her back.

We could, however, call her on the phone, which we did, but that didn't seem to satisfy him. He's a good kid, though, and he let himself be distracted. He discovered our DVD cabinet and pulled out Robin Hood and the Aristocats, so we put in Robin Hood for him, but everything in our apartment takes forever to start up, so by the time it did, he had wandered off to other things.

He decided he wanted to go outside, so we took him outside and showed him around. We were hoping some of the neighborhood cats would be out and about, because Logan loves animals, but no luck. We did find some doves hanging around the pool, and Logan did his gesture for "come," but of course they didn't. He seemed a little dejected the whole time. So we took him back inside for a snack, and the cutest but saddest thing happened. He ran inside and started shouting, "Ma?" We tried calling Sarah again, but she must have been with the dentist, because she didn't pick up. So we tried calling Mom instead (so he could talk to Grandma), but by then he was distracted with umbrellas. Athena opened one up for him, and he thought that was really cool, but alas I got no pictures. We did get some pictures of him eating his snack, though. We had bought some graham cracker sandwich thingies at the store on Saturday, half chocolate and half peanut butter for the filling. He had a hard time biting through the whole thing, though, so he broke it apart and ate all the chocolate. It was very messy. (He ate most of the graham crackers, too, but not until after the chocolate was gone.)

He wanted to go outside again, which before he had indicated by standing at the door and knocking, but now he was impatient, so he was kicking the door. Then he kicked the little spring that prevents the door from slamming into the wall if opened too hard, and I guess he thought it was interesting for a while, but then he started pulling at it almost vehemently. Fortunately, by then I had my jacket and was ready to take him outside. Athena was taking care of a few things inside, but he didn't want to go without her, so he waited, crossing back and forth through the door.

Once we got outside, he went back to his former morose attitude, but he still made all the decisions as to which way to go. While we were out, Sarah called. She was in our parking lot! Ma had returned! Yay! We all came inside, and Sarah and I rested on the couch (she had been at the dentist, I had been carrying Logan all over the grounds) while Athena took Logan to see Page. On the way there, the real (because it wasn't sad) cutest thing happened. He found the coat closet. So he went inside, and indicated to Athena that he wanted her to close the door. He stood there, patiently waiting for the door to be closed, getting ready to be Hiding in the Closet. So Athena closed the door, and then he knocked on it♥ Athena opened the door, and he emerged from the closet, closed the door behind him, and went on to find Page.

Later, he decided it was time to go, so he found the shoe he had lost, took it to his mom to put it back on, and then grabbed her hand and pulled her toward the door. He even found Athena's keys and tried unlocking it.

And the eventfulness continues, because Mom and Steve agreed to let us do laundry at their house, because we have a big pile of it that we need to wash as part of our efforts to organize the spare bedroom. Dad's coming over this weekend, and he'll be needing a place to sleep. So off we go to get that ready. After we try some of those Grahamfuls ourselves.

Today I'm thankful for being able to prove to Logan that his mother hadn't disappeared, Grahamfuls, the opportunity to use non-coin-operated laundry machines, Page seeming to be ever so slightly less nervous about Logan after he pet her today, and getting to see a couple of movies over the weekend.
Tags: family stuff, jack the giant slayer

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