Every Twi-Fi fan has been anxiously awaiting for months what is now only a mere 2 weeks away! The next installment from the Stephanie Meyer’s guilty-pleasure series is opening on November 18th, and like any dedicated Twi-mom, we will be there for that midnight release, just as we have been in the past. But thanks to the stars aligning just so (and a hell of a lot of luck), this will not just be a midnight outing, but a full week extravaganza!!
As most of you are well aware, we had to see our MAWE-mate, Christy, leave for her move to the west coast this summer. It has been a difficult (and still ongoing) transition, trying to maintain the website, as well as the bond the three of us had…it’s quite an adjustment going from seeing each other every day to a long-distance text/phone call or two a week!! We made a pact to all meet up in November to see Breaking Dawn together, but in the back of our minds, we knew it would be a pretty tall order to fill. But the power of Twilight compelled us, and with the help of our dear hubbies, we will all meet up in Seattle in a couple of weeks….MAWE reunion, ya’ll!!!
So aside from getting our threesome-fix (as friends, people…or maybe not…we REALLY miss each other), as well as seeing the premiere together, we will also be taking the Twilight On-Location Tour! We are only a few hours away from where it all happened (yes it DID)! So we will be checking out Forks, La Push (Baby), Port Angeles, and the rest! There’s a replica of Bella’s truck (guess who’s gonna recreate the OMG-Bella’s-Gonna-Die-By-Truck scene), as well as the same restaurant Edward took Bella to after the OMG-Bella’s-Gonna-Die-By-Gang-Rape scene…mushroom ravioli and a coke, anyone (and could I get a waitress with a normal hair-do to go with that, please)?!
We hope to blog all about our MAWE On Location week, so stay tuned for all the details (as well as the embarrassing pics & video that we will inevitably use against one another)! In the meantime, relish the excitement that the movie is ever-near. We only have one more of these after November, people, so savor it while you can…as some of us dual fans have learned (from the Harry Potter series) it goes by and is over way too soon:(
But, hey…it ain’t over yet, so ENJOY!!!!
Ah, the first day of preschool: We are all officially kid free for two hours at least a couple days a week. This was a tough transition for both my Matthew and Lyn’s Eva. Matthew as we left the house decided he didn’t want to go to school. He has been going to the school since he was six days old (when his brother started pre K) and has always loved it. This was a first for me, my other two never looked back. He dropped to his knees and said “I not goin in mommy!” so I continued walking to his classroom. He followed me about halfway and stopped and leaned against the wall crying. I looked at his teacher and said “he’s not coming in” and she said “yes he is” and she picked him up and carried him as he went totally rigid and sobbed (the really sad kind of sob, with the snotty face and all)! I teared up and did as I was told and left the building.
As I met Lyn in the parking lot I learned she had a similar gut wrenching experience with Eva. But we continued with our past tradition, with Lyn getting Christy on the phone (rather than in person, since her move to Washington state) so we could have our last first day of preschool parking lot pow wow. We chatted for a while, Matthew’s teacher called me in the meantime to let me know he was fine. Once we got off the phone with Christy, we chat some more. Little did we realize that Eva’s class goes to play outside earlier than the older kids. The rest of this story should be imagined in slow motion: Eva’s teacher emerges from the building, I hear Lyn say “SHIIII…” and before I know it she is diving head first into the open sliding doors of her van. I run to the other side and she whispers “I have to close the doors!” frantically she pushes the buttons that close the doors and they are agonizingly slow. She is then praying that they stay closed and don’t automatically reopen as they often do. For that would leave her completely exposed to the two year old onslaught! (I mean really exposed, she was ducked down with her butt facing the door)! Mercifully they stay closed. I dash back to my vehicle and jump in, but wow, it is hot in here. Just as I begin to roll my window down I realize that Lyn is in the back of a van and can’t roll anything down! Oh My Lord she is gonna roast in there! I know this is true because Lyn is not the type to let her own discomfort ruin even the most ill conceived plan. I begin frantically texting her but no response until I hear my phone…I would like to say ring but it was actually a ringtone we created, inspired from the 2011 Oscars (“Twi Shirt Parody,” check us out at Zedge.com). She calls me using speakerphone, because apparently she is too contorted between booster seats and armrests to actually text. She asks me “How is Eva doing?” with what I am fairly certain is her second or third to last breath. I watch and report back that she seems great and hasn’t given the van even a passing glance. I then tell her The Exit Plan: She opens the door opposite the playground and scramble into the driver’s seat. I pull my big SUV beside her to block the view of her van from the playground (see, these big gas hogs still have great purpose in this world)! We then exit the parking lot together, side-by-side, maintaining my position-blocking line of sight. When I give her the signal she breaks to the front and I keep behind her still blocking any identifying stickers or decals from view. Then we stop at the road entrance and she gets out and yells to me “Which way are we going, anyway?” No plan is ever perfect and when you are laughing that hard at your own goofiness it’s not easy to think straight…not that it’s easier any other time! But seeing the way the preschool teachers on the playground were staring at us as we left the school, definitely made this first day of school a memorable, laugh-out-loud moment we will never forget:)
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I think I may be developing a bald spot…women can pull off comb overs, right? — , http://www.momsatwitsend.com/2011/03/15/child-pattern-baldness/