|We're on a mission!|
Fast forward a year; a year without Little Einsteins in my house because my kids have moved on to different (I did not say better) shows. Hubs and I were able to disappear one random weekday afternoon to catch a movie. (I love being on a date in the middle of the day when the kids are wide awake and someone else is caring for them.) We are both excited by the novelty of our "escape". We decide to see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
This is the most grown up movie I have seen in a long time. **spoiler alert** About 2/3 of the way into the movie there is a torture scene where Professor Moriarty has Sherlock Holmes strung up like a fish on a hook and he begins to sing opera. The music is beautiful and sharply contrasts the gruesome visual. Once again, I recognize this particular song even though I am not familiar with opera. Unfortunately, it is not until we are leaving the theater that I realize my music knowledge was garnered once again from Little Einsteins. This time I say "unfortunately" because I really wish I had made the connection sooner. Maybe visions of Rocket could have saved me from that particularly graphic scene in the movie.
When you're a parent there really is no "escape" from your children. Hubs and I go out for dates and spend most of the time talking about the kids. Even when we aren't talking about the kids I am constantly wondering: what are they doing right now? And now things that were once seemingly unrelated to my children, like an afternoon at the concert hall, are all relative thanks to Little Einsteins.