Look, if you haven't figured out by now that we are a bit unusual, I don't know what to say. We sat down to dinner last night and everything seemed to be reasonably in control. Appearances can be so deceiving! I am not quite sure how we headed in this direction, but I do know that "Pook" was involved. I think it had something to do with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask and sword that I got him on vacation.
The discussion evolved into how will you protect yourself if Zombies come around Mom? He went into a dialogue about how scientists had discovered some virus that is hidden in our colons just waiting to wreak havoc on humanity. He warned me to take things seriously and asked if I had seen "World War Z". I had, and may I just say that I struggle with end of the world movies that come relatively close to reality. I really struggled with "2012" and have been mentally planning in the event that we would need to build an ark, as well as making sure the family would have a crisis gathering point. Any way, we discussed the fact that in "World War Z" the Zombies did not attack people who were terminal. My argument was simply that by being human we are all terminal. And so the discussion continued, and I finally stated that I was not concerned, because I take vitamins. I don't believe that there is any real logic there, but it did stop a conversation that was beginning to swirl the drain.
This is actually typical of many dinner time conversations. We all love movies and it tends to bring the creative as well as the ridiculous in all of us. The best part of these conversations is watching the faces of the more "normal" people who occasionally join us at the table. It usually brings about an "Are you serious?" look. Then there are a few moments of confusion, where that person is just not sure. Maybe it is because the conversation is carried on in quite a serious fashion and very matter of fact. "Super Son" admitted that dinner conversations convinced him that he had to be part of this family! Who else has discussions like this at the dinner table.
"Pook" and "The Surprise" will be just fine now that they have their own Ninja Turtle accessories. The rest of us may have to gather up an arsenal of Nerf guns and swords. There are a few Ninja Turtle water guns hanging around. The four boys have emotionally connected with "Donatello", "Raphael", "Leonardo" and "Michaelangelo" (and I don't mean the artists). I prefer not to have a connection with "Splinter" thank you very much, but I might do well as "April O'Neal". Whatever it takes, we will survive the "end of the world" with grace, and a sense of humor!
Wife, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Nurse, Grandmother, Friend...that's me in a nutshell!