CHAPTER 4: The Times They Are A-Changing
Entry #58: Jack's Lament
Finally, a little room to breathe during one of the most challenging times in our lives. I haven't had a night out in months. This wasn't a normal night because of the world we live in, nonetheless, it was still some sort of night out. We miss going to the movies. I used to take my boys to all the major Disney films. I thought we were not going to be able to do that this year, but my youngest found a drive-in theater near us online. He's been playing with his cars saying that he is at the drive-in theater. When I saw his favorite Halloween film, one of mine as well, The Nightmare Before Christmas, was playing, I knew we had to find a way to clear our Friday evening and all go together as a family. Honestly, it was one of the most joyous moments out of the hot mess that has been 2020. We have seen this movie so many times now, but there was something so special about seeing it on a big screen, outside, under the stars, all while sipping on an icee and eating actual movie theater popcorn. As I saw the joy and happiness on my boy's face, it gives me hope, that regardless of what is going on in our lives, there are still more joyous moments to come somewhere down this dark and never ending road. I did not think we would do something together as a family just in time for Halloween, but we did. Plus we have never been to a drive-in theater, so we can cross that off our list of things we have now experienced. I honestly felt so safe at the drive-in. We stayed in our own little bubble and far distanced from everyone else, I would do it again in a heartbeat, and hope that we will be able to one day soon. This year has not turned out in the way we expected, but I'll take the little moments of joy, like tonight with me, for the rest of my life. As we left my boy couldn't stop saying, this was his best day ever. And that made me so happy, that we could fulfill that happiness for him. Honestly, it was one of the best days ever, it truly was.
What I'm Wearing: Shirt - Good Fellow, NBC shirt - Boxlunch, Pants - Uniqlo