Jamie actually played soccer on Saturday! Only the third time this season. When he plays, he's been playing the back defensive line so he doesn't have to run as much, but the coach put him on the front line as striker for a few minutes, and he made an awesome goal!! We were so happy for him - he was on top of the world. Yes, he has paid for that exertion a bit, though he did make it to school today. He's feeling crashed tonight, so we're going to watch a movie and chill out....
OK, I'm back! So, movies...a kind and generous friend read here recently that Jamie was enjoying the X-Men movies, so they lent us a trio of X-Men movies, and we have watched two so far:
- Thursday evening, we watched X-Men, which I guess was the original movie of the series. I didn't think I'd enjoy this, but I have to admit it's pretty good. It's classic good guys versus bad guys during a time in the future when there is a growing population of "mutants," people born with special powers. Some people fear all mutants and want them rounded up and locked away. The X-Men are a group of mutants who have banded together to teach younger mutants and to try to keep the world safe and peace at hand. It was engaging, with lots of action and adventure.
- Tonight, when Jamie decided he was too crashed to do any homework, we watched X-2, the sequel which follows the story as the lead bad guy (a mutant himself) launches an evil plot to get rid of all humans so the mutants can take over. Some of the backstory and convoluted plot are a bit confusing, but we figured it out and enjoyed it.
(If you are also interested in what we are reading this week, check out the Monday post on my book blog.)