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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Walmart Miracle

For years Robby's favorite movie has been Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  I initially thought that his affinity for the film was due to the fact that it was one of the first ones he saw in a theater. However, after watching it at least 50 times with him, I have come to the conclusion that the movie just suits his comic ideals.

Recently Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has been bumped from his premiere position. What could replace such a stellar animated experience?  Of course it could be none other than Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

After seeing the movie in 3D on the day it premiered, Robby has been chomping at the bit to own a copy of what he is convinced will become cinematic history. We have had January 28th, the DVD release date, circled on our calendar since November. With the big day approaching, Robby has been planning our movie night party complete with popcorn, meatballs (of course), cookies, cupcakes and pizza rolls. Obviously, he fully embraced the glutenous theme of the movie!

Yesterday afternoon in an attempt to relieve my growing cabin fever, we bundled up and went to Walmart. We were looking for sidewalk salt which turned out to be Mission Impossible. The clerks actually chuckled when we asked where it was located in the store. We opted instead just to stroll through the aisles. After being holed up for a few days, it was nice to see civilization again!

Although we didn't find the sidewalk salt, the trip was not a complete waste of time. As we turned down the cookie aisle, Robby and I both spotted the display at the same time.  He took off running, grabbed the box and started to squeal with excitement: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which was not scheduled for DVD release for another week, had been put out early. Clutching the DVD and grinning from ear to ear, we proceeded to pick up the supplies for our viewing party. The entire drive home Robby chattered about the "Walmart Miracle" that we experienced by finding the movie before the release date.

Robby spent the afternoon playing in the snow with his friend. I spent the time preparing the rather unhealthy, but fun and theme-oriented, dinner. By the time the sun was going down. We stripped off his snow clothes, put on his pajamas which had been warmed by the fire, and settled in for the movie party.  Although in my view the film left much to be desired, hearing him giggle for two hours straight made it one of the best movie experiences ever!

And for the second miracle of the day, school was cancelled again!  Enjoy the traditional "No School Happy Dance."

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