Becoming a Dad – His and Hers Days

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Megan and I are lounging at home tonight after a “His & Hers Movie Day” in Sugar Land. Vince Vaughn’s “The Goods” fulfilled the masculine requirement so I was happy with that. Immediately after, we ducked into “Julie & Julia” a movie Megan heard good reviews about and wanted to see. No problem here but imagine my fear when I looked up the plot synopsis on my phone only to discover that it was *gasp* a Meryl Streep movie that read like this:

Julie Powell is 30-years-old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job that’s going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mother’s dog-eared copy of Julia Child’s 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes. In the span of one year.

julie-julia-2Okay, so at this point, I pretty much think I’m screwed. The theater was crowded and we ended up sitting next to a few lovely sextagenarian ladies. I asked one of them,  “Is this one of those girly movies?” As if I didn’t already have that idea in my mind right? I just wanted to amuse myself. Convincingly, they all said yes but also that I might actually enjoy it so I looked at the movie with an open mind.

Surprisingly, I really liked the movie! Julia Child and Julie Powell are interesting. Cooks and Writers. Two types of people I readily admire. And the basis for the movie, Child’s book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, I think I’ve seen it before at my mom’s before but never bothered to open it up. Who knew there was such a cute back story? I sure didn’t.

So yeah, thanks Megan for taking me to the movies. I guess the unexpected can be enjoyable if you look at things with an open mind.

Other than chick flicks, here’s a quick update on where we are at with life and pregnancy.

We’ve been car shopping for both of us recently. I actually found and bought mine last week. It’s not an SUV like I thought I was going to get but it is extremely reliable and safe. It’s sporty too but it fits a car seat so it’s fine. As for Megan’s next car, I think she’s getting close to a deal. That’s good news because being at a dealership practically every night for the past week has been a daunting experience. But hey, might as well tackle all this stuff now right?

Our little boy is due in just a little over three months! I can’t believe… it’s coming so much faster than I thought it would. Time moves so fast after the fourth month of pregnancy! We’ll be looking at daycare options already next week. Those things don’t have finance offices like the car dealerships do they? Baby’s kicking so much now I think he wants us to hurry up and pick a name, daycare, everything!

Well enough of my rant for now. I smell fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies in the kitchen so I’ll take that as a sign. Back to some more quality time for mom-to-be and I.

P.S. – I stole Megan’s finger earlier and had her size rings. Maybe that information will come in handy at some point. 😉

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5 Comments on “Becoming a Dad – His and Hers Days”

  1. Alaina Rivas Says:

    Awe! I’m glad ya’ll had a good day. I want to see Julie and Julia.. How was “The goods”? Lindsey’s review of that movie was not so hot but I love my Arie Gold so I’ll get a second before I make my decision.

    Mike what car did you end up going with?

    On daycare.. Ya’ll should check out Grace church.. I’m not sure if they take infants but I remember hearing good things about them.

    • The Goods was good! I’d put it right under Old School and Office Space and the other classics but its the funniest movie I’ve seen since the Hangover.

      Re: the car – I ended up getting a Mercedes Benz C230 Sport!

      Thanks for the recommendation on Grace Church. we’ll def. check it out. Call of us if y’all head out this way anytime soon!

  2. Thea Anzures Majdalani Says:

    haha! excited much?! good for =) it’s the most rewarding blessing (hopefully we stil lthink this way when the kids hit their teens..) hahaha

  3. j.k.lynn Says:

    Ever since I saw the first preview for Julie & Julia I’ve been anxiously awaiting the movie’s release. Great review and I’m glad to hear that it spans the sexes in interest. That always makes for a superior flick.

    3 months!? That is going to go by in a flash. How exciting! Enjoy those cookies. I think I’ll go make some myself.

  4. Melissa H Says:

    I’m really pregnant with twins and watching movies are about the only thing I really want to do these days. I work for a drug rehab stopaddiction and I am completely exhausted by the time I get home from work. Movies are an awesome past time when your huge and out of breath.

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