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I'm a SAHM who began writing, and not just thinking about it, in 2010. I thought graphic design was my future, but was surprised to learn that screenwriting was in my blood. I'm excited to say my first feature length is now being considered for optioning. Life's crazy sometimes, huh? :-)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Movie that rocks...........

Movies,now days, are like an old, but comfy pair of shoes. We sometimes get too used to their comfort and don't look for or expect anything different. Same faces-just new lines of dialogue and predictable scene endings.  So if your like me-an avid moviegoer- and want to see something new and different you'll enjoy the movie "Soul Surfer"  http://www.heartofasoulsurfer.com/ .

The vibrant beauty-in almost every scene-is unexpected, if the movie reviews are bypassed, by those that like movie surprises-such as myself -so the amazing colors, family closeness and the association you feel with actress AnnaSophia Robb's character- real life professional surfer Bethany Hamilton- will hit at the old heart strings right from the start.

You'll sympathize and feel the pain that actress AnnaSophia Robb portrays as -Bethany Hamilton's character- and you'll  journey along with her as she struggles to face life -as a surfer- after the loss of an arm due to a shark attack.

The scenes-throughout the movie- include colorful skies, coral reef,curled waves, and sparkling, sun kissed waters of blue and green. The views can only be described as, part of God's great beauty, for no artist could capture anything as awesome on canvas. You will feel the pull -even- to be a surfer as the competitions,which play throughout the movie, become really intense near the end.

Be sure to bring along some Kleenex, as it'll be hard to keep a dry eye through the entire movie. The families struggle, and the pain they feel for AnneSophia Robb's "Bethany Hamilton" is touching.  She must learn to face the possibility that surfing-which is her life-may not be a part of her life-anymore-after the loss of her arm. Her amazing courage and faith are without a doubt the reasons she has gone on to become a professional surfer today.

Soul surfer is one of the few movies, that anyone -as an avid movie goer- will enjoy from beginning to end. It'll be a movie great for any occasion: whether it be girls' night out, date night, family and kids night or even a night with just the old ball and chain.  Either way this "movie that rocks" will be enjoyed by all.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Each Like The Other?

Yesterday, it seems, she opened her eyes for the first time.  Of course I was in a drug induced state-what with the pain killers, and spinal tap- but I can still see the baby- whose cuteness was matched by none. She, my one and only child, with her many traits, and facets was-"and is"- as unique as any rare painting- to me.

I was therefore surprised at what I found on a website concerning -"an only child family"- 
http://www.birthorderandpersonality.com/ where they mention the types of traits that "first only"children have.  Of course, each child may exhibit different characteristics according to their environment and situation but some of the traits mentioned, I just don't think should be associated with all-only child- home situations.

The traits I agree my daughter shares include:getting along well with older people, maturing faster, being responsible, and preferring adult company.  She has always gotten along well with older adults and laughs along with what adults say just as easily as with kids her own age.  I also agree with her maturing faster, using adult language and preferring adult company-sometimes.

I didn't agree about her being self-centered, having difficulty sharing, being a perfectionist, or attention seeker as she is more along the lines of how her father is.  She lets things go, does not pick up toys,  or worry about the small stuff- at all. She will give give me little gifts, candy and offer her own food to me. 

She also shares her toys with her friends and has even given her own toys away if her friends have shown interest in them. So I guess you could say being a perfectionist and selfish is something I'd say to just throw out with the dishwater too-as far as only children are concerned. If you teach your "only child" to share and to be caring towards others they will not stray from those values.

So how are ideas, surveys, or opinions formed, as to what traits an "only child" has or should have?  What are the guidelines on this?  Who decides how an "only child" is judged? And is it right to decide how an "only child" is and put all kids into that one lump or category?

Is that guideline right to use on anything in life we have to face?  No I don't think so. We are each different, unique and should be treated as such.  I was not an only child and yet I shared many of the "only child" traits in my own childhood.

I think each of us, no matter what we face in life ,should never be placed in the mold that society thinks we should be in.  And even if some kids, etc. fall into the same criteria as others, we are each our own person, making our own decisions, living in a world that doesn't give an inch. So are "each like the other" as far as kids are concerned?  No, we each, as kids, are diamonds in the rough that grow into sparkling individuals- each of our own making.