June 10, 2013
Saturday Night: Owen's Tale
On Saturday night, Mia had her first sleep-over. Mia was thrilled. And so was Owen. He'd planned the entire evening out, though some of those plans were only apparent at the very last minute.
Literally the minute that I walked in after dropping Mia off, Owen claimed the evening. He was dressed in a vest and nice pants (no shirt because he's like the business man Village Person who didn't make the cut after the indian was added), Beth was wearing a dress and a high heel shoe (singular, due to boot) and I was informed that I would be required to change into fancy clothes. The coffee table was covered with a white table cloth and a centerpiece consisting of his hermit crab food surrounded by socks (seriously) adorned it.
We ordered Burmese food - Owen's favorite so long as it contains hefty quantities of meat - and settled in for an evening with Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. It was clear from the 2 second mark that Owen was not digging the movie. When a bad guy was pierced by 3 of 4 metal spikes, he was pretty much done. We rapidly switched to The Incredibles instead (which, coincidentally, I have to admit is a pretty fantastic movie) and the night was back on track.
Owen wasn't feeling great, his sister having given him the cold she had last weekend. He requested that we both take him to bed - in our bed - and we did.
It's rare that Owen gets to be the center of attention. It was a pretty special evening. Even though it would have been cool to see Indiana Jones again.Posted by Chris at June 10, 2013 7:15 AM