A few nights ago as I was putting Gabe to bed he seemed grumpy so I asked him what was wrong. He said he didn't want to go to bed. I told him that it was okay and tomorrow would be a great day. Then I started singing "The sun will come out, tomorrow - but ya gotta hang on till tomorrow" I got through a whole verse and then gave him a kiss and he said "MOM?! - who teached you that?" I laughed and said it's from a movie called "Annie". Then it struck me that none of my kids had ever seen Annie and that made me sad. I promised him we'd watch it someday and added it as a priority on our summer to do list. Almost every night since then Gabe and I have sang this song together and he now almost knows it by heart, it is so cute. Tonight, I went downstairs convinced I'd find this movie on VHS down there somewhere and there it was, right on the bottom shelf. The boys and I skipped chores, got out tv trays and snuggled up downstairs to watch it. I'd forgotten how much I must have watched this movie as a kid, I know it's been at least 15 years since I've seen this and I still knew every single song by heart. I'd also forgotten how risque Carol Burnett's character was, she ran around in her skivvies for practically the entire movie. Weird. The boys LOVED it though, it really surprised me how intently they watched and Sam and Gabe were fascinated by Punjab at the end as I always was too. I just loved it when he rescued Annie and kicked Rooster down the bridge. Take THAT Rooster, you big meanie! Sam and Gabe both wanted to be Punjab as they were climbing into bed and Sam asked me to wrap his little white blanket around the top of his head (like a turban) so he'd look more like him. I told him it was time for bed but maybe tomorrow, to which he added "Oh yeah, then I can look for a big red crystal for the middle" HA!! I can't believe he noticed that. So so funny. He also noticed that Sandy "magically" got a leash in the middle of the movie and said "Mom, how did Sandy get a leash?" I hadn't noticed that in all my childhood years - leave it to my smarty pants little 6 year old to figure that out right away! Joshua told me at the end that he KNEW that they would decide to keep Annie forever because that would have been so sad for her to have to go back to the yucky orphanage. It made me so happy to spend this time with them tonight, they are such good boys and I'm so so lucky.