The trip to Target ended up a disappointment for Will. Not only did I stick with my previously established "we'll TALK about you reading and watching The Hunger Games when you're 10" stance, he also couldn't find a bow and arrow toy to take home with him. My excitement over finally getting my hands on the DVD translated into generosity, and I told Will that if Target had a bow and arrow for sale I'd buy it for him. Sadly, Target only sold cross bows that shot water, which wasn't at all what we were looking for. Boo.
Midday Saturday I used two polishes from my new China Glaze Official Hunger Games Collection to spruce up my fingernails and toenails.
|The Capitol Collection - Fast Track|
|The Capitol Collection - Riveting|
On Saturday night, after the kids went to bed (I thought seriously about putting them to bed at 6:30pm - not just because I wanted to get back to my DVDs, but because Tom's out of town and they were out of control and I wasn't sure I could survive another hour and a half with them), I started working my way through the special features. Also on Saturday night, Tom tried valiantly to hunt down Josh Hutcherson in downtown Cincinnati, where Tom was visiting for a wedding and Josh was passing through for a fundraiser. Unfortunately their paths did not cross.
On Sunday afternoon, Will asked me if I wanted to play with him. Of course I said yes, and asked him if he'd prefer Chutes and Ladders or Connect Four Launchers (our go-to games when Hallie's asleep). He replied that he didn't really want to play a board game, and that he'd rather play "characters" (superheroes, wild animals, etc.). I'm not very good at this kind of playing, which I admitted to him. He wouldn't let me off the hook, however, and came up with the perfect solution. "Mama, if you'll play characters with me, I'll let you be Katniss."
I was both looking forward to and dreading Sunday night - looking forward to the evening because I'd planned to watch more special features, and dreading the evening because I knew I'd FINISH the special features and then my Katniss Kind of Weekend would be over.
I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to do next weekend.