We are back from a wonderful Thanksgiving with my side of the family. The diet went down the tubes within 5 minutes of walking in the door. I did go walking a couple of times and walked when I got back home but I'd probably have to walk to California and back to walk off what I ate.
While we were at my mom's we all went and watched the movie The Blind Side . We all loved the movie about a family in MS who has an orphaned boy come live with them. He ends up becoming a part of their family. I identified with the mom very strongly even though I do not even remotely look like Sandra Bullock and have no money. In fact about 5 minutes into the movie I looked at my husband who was smiling and said "She is me." He just nodded and grinned. This is based on a true story.
I waited awhile afterwards and had some interesting talks with the boys based on the movie. "What would it have looked like if he had rejected his new mom's help?" "What if he had been to afraid to love her?" "What would your life look like now if you took on his attitude?" Good stuff Maynard.
I do need to forewarn you that there are some brief flashbacks to his childhood and the moment he was taken from his mother that might be tough if your child is dealing with those losses right now.
Two thumbs up from our house!! Actually, it would be 14 thumbs up!