"I am Eleven" which we saw with 11 of our friends on 11/11/14 and got to meet the Filmmaker. It was such a great movie that really showed our kids just how big the world is and how lucky they are to have what they have. It also showed me that really most eleven year olds are the same. I loved this girl in Morocco, while being interviewed you can hear her mom coaching her off camera, "Tell them we don't have electricity and that we are very poor." She turns to her mother and says, "What? You think if I tell them that they will connect our electricity?" Then she rolls her eyes at the camera. Our group left the screening chatting about the film and it was exciting to eavesdrop on their thoughts.
4. We had a day off from school this week and it made me yearn for days of summer. Those long and lazy days seem so far away from now. However I will say that I am grateful for our long afternoons. With Mr. Boy sitting out sports this fall due to some health concerns, we are not running from field to field every day. Some of our afternoons are long and lazy and we have even been able to squeeze in a movie. I miss cheering my boy on from the sidelines, but love spending our time at home.
5. Can you feel that tingle in the air? I can feel it too and it can only mean one thing... Fauxprah's Favorite Things is coming to my blog! I bet you can't wait to see what I picked this year for my picks! Check back in December to find out what you can win this year!