Jenster's Musings

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Girls Gone Mild!

Katie and I have had a bookend girly day. What I mean by that is we had a girly morning and now we're having a girly night.

This morning we went to the very quaint village of Skippack for manicures and paraffin treatments. We were treated royally and had so much fun! And our hands are now silky smooth. After our hour at the spa we enjoyed a late breakfast at the cutest little cafe. It was a great morning.

Sadly we came home to the drudgery of laundry and packing. Blech.

But now we're watching Mamma Mia. Taylor's at a Christmas party and Todd would rather sit alone in the basement than watch the movie. I find Mamma Mia an entertaining and fun movie, but I have two problems with it.

1 - Pierce Brosnan's singing (I use the term "singing" loosely.)

2 - The song Slipping Through My Fingers.

Schoolbag in hand
She leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye
With an absent-minded smile
I watch her go
With a surge of that well-known sadness
And I have to sit down for a while
The feeling that I'm loosing her forever
And without really entering her world
I'm glad whenever I can share her laughter
That funny little girl

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sleep in our eyes
Her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake
I let precious time go by
Then when she's gone
There's that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt
I can't deny
What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go
Well some of that we did
But most we didn't
And why I just don't know

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers -

Schoolbag in hand
She leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile


I suppose the lyrics go with the theme, but was it really necessary to include the song? The movie is supposed to be fun and lighthearted. I shut my eyes and plugged my ears, vehemently requesting Katie fast forward through that part. She finally found the mute button, but it was too late. My eyes were all leaky. Thankfully I managed to suppress the outburst that threatened. It would have been ugly, folks. Seriously horrific. Especially considering how much we enjoyed hanging out today.

Why must they grow up? Then again, we wouldn't have had such a great day if she wasn't growing up. Maybe I can get her to stay this age. Minus the moments of teenage angst and girl drama.

Labels: , ,


Mused by Jenster :: 9:53 PM :: 12 People musing:

Post / Read Comments

---------------oOo---------------