I received 4 tickets for the prescreening of Secretariat. "Who should we invite?" I asked Ryan.We had a few names in mind, other couples whose company we enjoy, but then I thought of how sad Pearl would be when she found out we went to see a movie about a horse without her. So Divine and Pearl were invited.
Then, of course, how could we leave out our Olive? The plan was for all of us to go and if they really would only let 4 of us in, it would become a daddy-daughter date. I told everyone to dress up. Olive took me literally.
We stopped for treats, and they did let all 5 of us attend. I wish I could say it was the best movie I've ever seen. I wish I could say that our children were delightful the whole evening and that nobody spilled their entire box of Mike and Ike's during a particularly quiet scene.
But it wasn't and they weren't and she did.I will say that I hope they remember we did things with them, that we tried to make happy memories for them. That's what really counts, right?
And just perhaps my favorite part of the evening [besides being with my love and baby dills, of course]?