I’ve spent today decluttering in the grand style again. I haven’t actually made it as far as any of the black sacks in the livng room yet, which is rather depressing, but I’ve now gone through two thirds of the cupboard space in our bedroom, sorting it so that there is actually room for storing our clothes, and getting rid of a load of stuff that it just never going to get worn again. And slightly disturbingly, passing rather a lot of my in between children down to Big – seeing her put on a dress that I was wearing a couple of years ago was um, discombobulating I think is the word.
My trip out of the house this afternoon was to take yet another sack down to the charity shop, pick up milk and bits for pizza toppings. I bumped into a couple of sets of ppl I knew, which delayed me rather, meaning that I was multi tasking making popcorn, setting off the pizza dough, sorting the kitchen and organising children to sort enough seating for us all to sit and watch a film.
At least partly because of the recommendation from Michelle, we settled on Princess Bride.
It turned out to be an excellent recommendation. Something for every one – amusing battles and wordplay that kept the adults smiling, bit of romance for Big to enjoy, and something slapstick to keep Small going. Chatting about it on twitter afterwards (where it appeared to be extremely popular with my friends!) Maria called it a kids’ onion film – with a layer peeled away each time you watch. I thought that was a great description, and I certainly think it will stand up to repeated watching.
Home made pizza afterwards, punctuated by many repetitions of the “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die” quote, complete with dodgy accent and over the top actions from Smallest, who thought the whole thing was hilarious. All in all, definitely a successful film night, and we’ve programmed in a few choices for next weekend, though I’m always up for recommendations.
Now it’s late and Smallest desperately needs to be in bed, so if you’ll excuse me I’m off to take her to bed. Good night.
Edited to add a little something from Smallest