Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mother-Daughter Bonding Over Twilight

I realize I may be the only one to confess this, but here it is—I don’t get the whole Twilight saga hype.

Sorry, but I just don’t see what the big deal is. I wasn’t interested in seeing the movies and couldn’t care less about Bella, Edward, or Jacob.

Who I do care about, however, is my 13-year-old daughter, and that’s why I’ve watched the first three movies with her.

I knew how much she wanted to see them after having read the books. And as a parent, I’m not completely naive. I know a determined teen can find a way to watch something online if she wants to. I’m not saying she would do that, but I decided it wasn’t going to be one of the mother-daughter battles I would choose to fight. I wanted to know what she was watching, and I agreed we would see them together.

I expected to not like them, but I was pleasantly surprised that each movie moved along and I wasn’t watching the clock for hours. But the best part was that we both enjoyed the time we shared together. There is some serious bonding that can happen when you’re both laughing at pasty faces and wondering how much makeup the vampire guys had to wear.

I’m pretty sure we were still referring to the parts we found comical days later. It was a mother-daughter connection, vampire style.

Despite my lack of concern over Bella's love life, I learned a couple of things...

Please join me at Next Level Mama where you can read the rest of my post, update after seeing all five movies.

In Christ,

Photo credit: Stock photo: Full moon rising over tree tops

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