When He Thanks Me at the Oscars

When you live in a house full of creatives, and you’re one yourself, then you get to do different stuff. It’s just like that..

Grand Master D has an unscheduled day off school, no he’s not sick, it’s not a half day… there’s no hurricane or snow day, his 7th grade class has a field trip today. He didn’t want to go.

So why didn’t he participate you may ask? Well because that trip involves going to the movies…

WHAT? he doesn’t like movies? but he’s a kid?! All kids love movies.

Well of course he likes movies, no wait , he LOVES movies, obsesses about movies, knows directors and producers, how many movies they’ve made, what genre they like etc ย and actors and all manner of shit I have no idea about…

He write screen plays for heavens sake, on his iphone, with screenwriting apps. The boy’s got chops!

In fact he’s using his time to write one now, on my ipad, in his cool clothes, not sick, at home with Dad.

This Kid loves movies, always has, since I sat him in front of the tv at 2. It’s his kiddy crack, well that and steak –but watching movies while eating steak? ย OMG, Forget about it!

One day we’re all gonna remember back when he obsessed about doing it, writing, directing, acting….when he drove us crazy!

One day when he’s his generation’s Spielberg or Christopher Nolan or some other famous director.

One day when we watch him receive his Oscar for best feature film or Best Director and he thanks me*…… And in his speech to me, he thanks me for allowing him to follow his dream and for not getting bent outta shape when he didn’t focus on math, when he thanks me for believing in him, even when I didn’t see, but mostly he’ll thank me for letting him stay home so he didn’t have to go to the movies with his 7th grade class to see…………


Twilight-Breaking Dawn part 2


And I’ll sit in the front row, with tears streaming down my face, so proud of his achievements and I’ll mouth ‘You’re welcome, Son!’




* He thanks Dad in his speech too but this post is ALL .ABOUT. ME!

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  1. I think reading that in school makes zero sense and that is the worst thing to spend field trip money on. I am just confused by the whole thing.

    How awesome are you for letting your son do his thing and be the creative person he is? You totally get to cry at the Oscars.

    Your son is going places! He’s already further along than most adults. You must be really proud of him. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ha ha- a reward in 7th grade is taking the class to go and see Twilight? That seems insane to me! Glad to hear your son had the good sense to stay home!

    And I have no doubt that he will thank you in that Oscar speech someday- not just Dad!

    Thanks so much for linking up to ShareYourLife!

  3. Kudos to your son and his good taste. My 13 yr old daughter loves those movies (though she is starting to show signs of impatience with them) wore out the whole set of books and has been to every one of the films, not with me fortunately, but with an indulgent aunt who also loves the series. She also has only boys so she is always looking for girls night out things to do with her niece, so I am more than happy to let them go. They can call me when the Hobbit opens.

  4. Really? That’s where they are going on a field trip? Lame. They could have rented the first three and had a marathon. And that’s what they’re reading??? Please tell me they have put better written novels on the reading list. I’m all about finding books that they enjoy to motivate kids to read – but I don’t know of any 7th grade boys all smitten with the series.

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