Jamie did make it to his prom Friday night, and he said it was awesome! He had a great time with his date and his friends, even danced a bit, and made it all the way to 12:30 am. He didn't make it to the After Prom party (lots of schools do this now, to discourage the kind of wild carousing we did after our prom back in the day!), but both he and his date (a friend) had a good time.
He called us at 12:30 am to come pick him up - he'd hung on long enough to drive her home but then felt too exhausted and nauseous to drive back to our house. So, Ken and I leapt into action, jumped out of bed and drove across town to bring home both him and the car. I was, of course, also exhausted and nauseous in the middle of the night! But I didn't mind at all. We were glad he did the smart thing and called us when he reached his limit. I was thinking on the way home that I would go anywhere, anytime, to help keep him safe. It's just part of being a parent.
He is still badly crashed, but we are glad he didn't miss out on this milestone experience, especially after missing so much else during his senior year of high school. I am doing better, though a bit run down today after a busy day yesterday.
So, on Saturday evening, Jamie, Ken and I (Craig was out with friends, as usual!) relaxed with a movie we've all been wanting to see for a while:
- The Muppets! We are big Muppet fans from way back. Of course I watched Sesame Street as a little kid and The Muppet Show in the 80's, but my kids know the Muppets well, too, from their many movies which were favorites in our house. The new movie was very good - just the kind of happy, uplifting, light-hearted fare we needed on a bad crash day! A fun-filled movie, with all the bad jokes, celebrity cameos, and great songs that the Muppets are known for.
Have you seen any good movies lately?