Thursday, December 4, 2008

What's all this hype over a vampire?? I totally get it now...

Today was a 2. That being on a scale of 1-10 on how crappy my day was today. From start to finish, it was just pure torture. The kids were whiny, argumentative, demanding...and that was all just before lunch. I couldn't get them fed fast enough, practically shoveling the food in their mouths for them. I got the little twins upstairs to nap in their cribs and then came downstairs and pretty much threatened Cole and Bella that they needed to rest while watching some tv so I could have some time to cool off and relax. See, that's the beautiful thing about Christmas being so close is that I can say "wow, it's really too bad I'm gonna have to call Santa this afternoon and report to him how disappointed I am in your behavior....I'll have to make sure he sends his #1 top elf to watch you both". They both look at me wide-eyed, saying "no Mommy....we'll behave". What the heck am I gonna do when Christmas is over and done with?! I don't even wanna think about it....

The one part of the day that was enjoyable was when Garrett and Landon's speech therapist came over. They qualified for speech services through our local IE program so she comes over twice a week. I've already seen a dramatic improvment in their language skills, which is quite amazing to me. They're starting to use sign language and beginning to say words, which are now understandable (well, somewhat). But the minute she walked out the door and I had to start making dinner, all hell broke loose again and I was back to making threats about calling Santa. I was near tears by the time Tim came home from work. All he had to do was take one look at my face and he didn't need to even ask, "so sweetie, how was your day?"

In the meantime, I've been losing myself in the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. Everyone's been raving about it, especially since the movie came out. I could not understand what all the excitement was about probably because it's not the typical type of book I thought I'd enjoy. And I thought it was more of a teenage thing. But now I've heard from several adult friends (as well as other mommy bloggers) how wonderful the book is. One friend even said, "You will not be able to stop thinking about Edward, the main vampire in the story". I was thinking "oh, come on now...surely I can find someone else to fantasize about, like maybe Brad Pitt or Mark Wahlberg". Oh, and I read in a magazine about a group of moms who have a website totally devoted to the series and they call themselves Twilight Moms. I actually rolled my eyes when I read that. Do these moms have nothing else in their lives to be consumed with than a fictional story about a vampire? I actually kinda felt sorry for them, especially when I read the part in the article in the magazine about how a bunch of them dressed up in prom dresses, ate a dinner of mushroom ravioli and then went to see the movie together.

But I did have to admit I was curious about all the hype so I cracked and bought the first book and I could not put it down! I devoured it in one day....every chance I got, I was reading that book. The next day I went out and got the 2nd book in the series and finished that in 2 days. Now I'm working on the 3rd book. I desperately wanted to see the movie so I called my mom and asked if she and my stepdad could babysit so Tim and I could go see it. Now, that's desperation....when I'm calling my mom to babysit the kids. Tim wasn't so sure he'd like the movie but, honestly, he never stood a chance of winning an argument with me over what we were gonna see. I figured I had sprung him loose from childcare responsibilities for a few hours so he owed me.

During the movie, I'm practically drooling over Edward. Not that he was particularly gorgeous, as described in the book, but there was something very romantic, dark and sexy about him. All I could do was hope that Tim couldn't read my thoughts!!

I get all the hype now....and I totally understand how these Twilight moms could be so devoted to the series. It's easy to see how we can get caught up in fictional characters such as Edward, since he seems to represent the ideal man that every woman would want to fall in love with....well, even though he's a vampire.

So this is how I've been losing myself these last few days when I need an emotional escape. Oh and what a wonderful escape it has been....

6 comments:

Creative Junkie said...

I read the Twilight series because my daughter wanted to read it and I wanted to know what she would be reading.

She loved it. I liked it well enough until the fourth book (I won't spoil it for you).

We saw the movie over Thanksgiving and I have to say, I was so disappointed! The only one who looked like I had imagined was Alice and maybe Emmit. But Edward? Even though he kind of grew on me, he was not at all how I imagined. And Jasper? Jacob?

What did you think?

Corrine said...

I haven't read these yet, and have been teetering over reading them...I think I just might now :)

(came here from commenters blog thingy)

my mind is a little fried...

sorry you were having a bad day.

twinmama said...

Sorry to hear you have had a hard time...it has been one of those weeks for me, too.

Interesting...I saw the movie promo around the web, but I didn't even know that it was a book first, much less a series. I bet the books are way better than the movie since our imaginations are more pleasing to ourselves than someone else's interpretation.

I am glad that you got some decompression time!!

Doré said...

Yea for you for jumping on the Twilight bandwagon. I am in complete hell waiting to start the 3rd book. I'm holding off on buying it til after finals b/c I know I will never get my work done if Edward is around...

Vampire or no vampire... I want a man like that!!

Ambulance Mommy said...

I totally understand what you mean. My best friend got me the first 3 books, and I found them to be an amazing release from the real world! I also found myself reading until 1 am cause I couldn't put it down, but it was the first time in a long time that I had some "me time" and I was totally loving it!!! :)

So glad you are into it too!!!

newlyweds said...

I so hear you on the twilight books, though I am only halfway through the first book, I am loving it. I don't like the actor cast for him, he isn't cute enough. Oh well!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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