Unknown Papi is always telling me that I should go out and he’ll watch the kids. Honestly, most of the time I am too tired to go out. I’d be in heaven if he would watch the kids while I hung out in the bedroom and spent some quality time with my laptop, but if I’m home somehow it is impossible to get any “off” time. It just isn’t going to happen. So when I was offered the chance (via this blog) to see a screening of the movie Friends with Kids, and it happened to be a night that Unknown Papi wasn’t working, I thought it was the Universe saying, “Mami, go out and have some fun!”
So accompanied by a friend and a tub of popcorn, to the screening I went. Tired as I am, I probably wouldn’t have made the effort to go if it weren’t for the excellent cast which stars Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”), Jennifer Westfeldt (who also wrote and directed the film), Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Megan Fox and Edward Burns.
The movie officially opens March 9th 2012 and, I guess, would be classified as a romantic comedy, but really it is more serious than that. I was surprised by the emotional depth of some of the scenes. Quite frankly, I enjoyed the second half of the movie more than the first. The first half was funnier and it’s not that I didn’t enjoy it, it’s just that the second half rang truer. Life is not a comedy or a romance or a tragedy; it’s all those things at once and the second half of Friends with Kids seems to embrace that truth.
I had a great time with my friend who also has 2 kids almost the same exact ages as mine. I left the house without all the usual paraphernalia and felt like I was traveling light. It was strange to have full use of both of my arms and hands.
Unknown Papi is right, I do need to make more of an effort to get out with friends even though I’m tired. The truth is that I’m tired no matter what and even though I was out, in a way it was relaxing because for a couple of hours I was only responsible for me.
And now your Friday Fortune Cookie
(don’t forget to add “in bed” at the end, if you are so inclined):
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