This is my family’s fifth year celebrating Festibond, a tradition we created to replace Christmas where we write letters to each other, snack, play games, and spend quality time with each other. One part of our tradition is for each of the three daughters to go on an individual date with both Mom and Dad. My first date was with my mom on Friday, December 14.
Mom picked me up from school when walkers and picker-upers were called so that we could be there early. The movie we were going to watch had just appeared in theaters and we were sure there would be a long line. When we got to the Grand Bistro Cinemagic, the line for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” consisted of two people. Mom and I sat for thirty minutes before they would let us into Auditorium 5, where the movie was playing. Only six people were there, including us. Throughout some of the movie, Mom would ask me questions about who was who. The ending was a disappointment because it was only halfway through the story. As soon as I saw the ending, I told Mom that I couldn’t wait to watch the sequel.
After the movie, Mom and I headed to Sea Dog Brewing Company. I ordered the Classic Reuben and Mom ordered the Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli. We discussed my friends, her childhood, and more.
On the way home, Mom and I had a singing contest. The objection was more of who was the weirdest singest rather than the best. I still think I won. :) She sang “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice and I sang “My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas.
I think the date part of Festibond is one of the best parts. I had an amazing time with Mom and I definitely think we should spend more time together.