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Emotional Rollercoaster

I saw two movies the last two nights that sent me over the emotional edge.

First, it was The Help.

The second was War Horse.

Ok, I will start by saying I don't usually cry in movies. But both of these had me blubbering like a baby. I was hesitant to see The Help as I don't usually like movies about the Civil Rights Movement. They make me way to angry about things that went on. It's ridiculous what we did to people in this country leading up to and during this time in our history. But so many people said it was good, and my mother in law insisted that we rent it. It was good. It was really good. But it made me angry also. I just find it appalling that these people allowed African American women to raise their children but not use their bathroom. But at least it ended good with the bad person getting her come-uppance!

War Horse was one I knew nothing about. I should have guessed it was sad. But I wasn't prepared for the level of emotions this movie was about to subject me to. I had to get up a couple of times I leave because I couldn't take it. I told Shari that she was no longer allowed to pick movies and that we would be watching nothing but happy kids movies for the next few days. War Horse was good though. Very good. Just hard to watch. I don't think since Passion for the Christ have I cried as hard during a movie. But I will tell you, movies about animals like this get me every time. This isn't a movie about animal mistreatment at all, just a movie about war and what was required of horses during the first World War. And this horse was spectacular. They called it the Miraculous Horse and he was. It has a good ending, just in case you were wondering.

This little stinker is getting teeth numbers 15 and 16, the top two sharp teeth. (I think they are called canines.) This has been the worst of all 16 of them. She is cranky, isn't getting much sleep, and inconsolable lately! I feel so bad for her because I know she isn't feeling well. We tried teething tablets, which work OK, but last night I gave her a little Tylenol which seemed to help. She actually slept through the night, which is good. But I will say she is getting more willful now! She knows what "no" means and will sometimes just look at you with these eyes when you tell her "no no" and do whatever it is anyway. Little stinker. She also doesn't want to go down at night as easily because now she knows she is missing out.

We took her to Christmas Eve service and during the whole sermon, she wanted to walk around. I took her behind the worship center into some hallways with lots of stairs. That little stinker climbed up two flights of steps several times! This was the first I've seen her climb steps. Scary!! She seemed to be pretty proud of herself.

This was the first month I haven't done "month" pictures. I just don't feel the need to keep doing 13 months, 14 months, etc. I will do 18 months and two years and some informal in between. She is getting too big too fast!!!

I love this little munchkin!


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