I keep seeing posts on Facebook about Oscar parties going on tonight. The Today Show had Martha Stewart on Friday showing how to set up a bunch of swag should you decide to host a viewing party. Flipboard is full of stories about who is wearing what, and how long it takes the stars to get ready, and I see Kim Kardashian flaunting her baby bump.
All of this got me to thinking about my life pre-Davey. It’s like a song that brings back a memory and transports you to a previous time, a time of happiness, a time of sorrow, a time of a different you, a more free you. Did I go to Oscar parties? Um, no. I don’t know of anyone who had Oscar parties either. Would I have gone to an Oscar party? Perhaps a LOOONNNNGGG time ago when I was in my early to mid twenties. But I have to admit this does have me thinking…perhaps next year I should throw a pre-Oscar viewing party with Davey. How am I going to do that you ask?
Well, he’s much too young to really understand the movies and what goes on with them, so this year isn’t necessarily a good time, but next year is a whole different story…he’ll be almost 2 & 1/2. So, here’s my plan.
We’re going to start viewing all of the movies appropriate for his age. I’m even contemplating scheduling movie dates with some of his playgroup friends so that they can partake in the fun as well. We’ll watch new movies and old movies throughout the year and then by next January we’ll vote on these movies. The movie that wins for the year will be a part of our Oscar celebration. We’ll view it again, hand out awards, eat popcorn and hor d’oevres and even have some sparkling grape juice to toast. The kids can dress up however they want. I will encourage the moms to let them pick out their clothes for the special occasion. I’m over the top just thinking about it right now.
And just as quickly as some little thing reminds me of my previous life, I look at my son and the above idea pops into my head. I just ran this idea by Davey as he sat in my lap. This is the response I got:
I don’t know if he’s really into next year’s plans or if that’s the only sentence he can say right now.
As for tonight, my plans for the Oscars…I may steal a glance at it when my husband isn’t looking, but I’ll probably be taking advantage of my time with Davey being in bed to get my writing done. Oh, how things have changed.
Happy Oscars Night, Everyone!