Friday, October 07, 2005

Parenthood

[Scene: As NSAH and I recline for an evening of blogging and surfing, I turn on the TV and choose the movie Parenthood for our background viewing. As the opening credits roll, we see Steve Martin and Mary Steenburgen trying their best to herd three young children--one being a preschooler--through Busch Stadium's parking lot, picking up stray children's paraphernalia as it gets strewn about.]

APL: We're not having three.

[End scene.]

God, I love this movie. So many hilarious lines. And so many characters who remind me of me and my family. When I was younger, I always identified with Kevin, the stressed-beyond-belief kid. I'm happy to report I'm not like that anymore.

16 Comments:

Blogger Washington Cube said...

Parenthood is a wonderful movie with lots of great scenes. I always get weepy at the end when the multi-generational family is at the hospital and Jason Robards gives "Grandma" a cigar.

11:01 PM, October 07, 2005  
Blogger Jessica said...

I so need to watch that movie again soon! Been way to long!

11:48 PM, October 08, 2005  
Anonymous Habibi said...

That movie's greeeeeeat. I never knew what a vibrator was before that!

2:24 AM, October 09, 2005  
Blogger RussianViolets said...

Oh, it has been a long time since I saw that movie. Must add to list and maybe get around to joining Netflix one of these days.

10:40 AM, October 09, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Habibi, I knew what a vibrator was in theory before seeing Parenthood, but I'm pretty sure that was the first time I'd seen one.

3:29 PM, October 09, 2005  
Blogger Anne www.tinykingdom.typepad.com said...

I'll just say that 3 is a LOT, especially when you think you're just going for #2 but you end up getting #2 and #3 together.

But hey-- THEY are all upstairs bathing THMSELVES and I am downstairs reading blogs, so maybe there's a happy ending!!

Anne

8:06 PM, October 09, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Funny you should write that, Anne. The second I posted this post, I thought, "Great. Just watch. I'll get pregnant for just the second time, but it'll be with twins!" (As a Red Sox fan, I'm very superstitious and definitely believe in jinxing things, or tempting fate.)

Sounds like you've got yours under control--sometimes I have a hard time with just the one. :-)

9:17 PM, October 09, 2005  
Blogger ccw said...

What a great movie! I haven't seen it in years, must remember to rent it soon.

anne is right, don't get too stuck on not having 3 or else you will end up with twins when you try for #2. That was my paranoia with this pregnancy, that I would end up with 4 kids, instead of 3.

9:39 AM, October 10, 2005  
Blogger Yankee T said...

My favorite thing about that movie is how Dianne Weist calls her daughter's boyfriend "That Todd"...that is SO my mother.

10:34 AM, October 10, 2005  
Anonymous Lisa V said...

That is one of my favorite movies of all time.

I love the scenes with Jason Robard and his black sheep son (I can't remember his name). When the son runs out on Jason Robard and his own son, Cool I just cry. Scruffy entered our life in much the same manner.

And on that note, Daughters 1,2, & 3 were planned and worked for. We loved having 3 but figured 4 was beyond us. Bert got fixed (he quit chasing cars and marking fire hydrants as a bonus too). Anyway 3 kids, had a vasectomy and we are done, right? Wrong. Scruffy came into our life on 10 minutes notice. Seriously. You just can't always plan life, sometimes life changes your plan.

Like in the movie, the roller coaster is more interesting than the merry go round anyway. Scruffy has turned out to be a ride, unexpected, but good.

10:55 PM, October 10, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

That would be Larry, played by Tom Hulce. And I loved that little kid who played Cool. He was so sweet.

11:25 PM, October 10, 2005  
Blogger allison said...

I just have throw my voice into the wind, here. I held it down superbly till our third. I baked, I kept healthy meals in the freezer, we were veggie, kids didn't even know what a Happy Meal was...( I know, sounding gross here) house was clean, organized...blah, blah, blah. But as soon as #3 started crawling, it was all she wrote (literally and figuratively). I've been exhausted and chasing the tiger's tail ever since. Our home would be calmer, but I wouldn't trade him for anything...

11:37 AM, October 11, 2005  
Blogger allison said...

P.S. Every body should know what a vibrator is...just saying... ; )

11:38 AM, October 11, 2005  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

irmyd
Allison cracked me up. I love that movie! My nephew is totally the nervous sensitive kid, he reminds me of him all the time. So did you think you wanted 3 before Angry Boy and then change your mind?

8:14 PM, October 11, 2005  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

ummm, the irmyd was one of the word verification comment thingies.

8:14 PM, October 11, 2005  
Anonymous Justine said...

One of my favorites! For some reason, the scene that makes me crack up the most is the dinner table scene where Jason Robards' wife is talking & talking, and the electricity goes off and she says "What happenened" and he says disgustedly, "Your mouth used up all the power!" LOL.

9:32 PM, October 14, 2005  

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