An Email From My Mother

September 26, 2009 at 9:00 am 16 comments

I had to share this with y’all because, well, you just can’t make this stuff up. Here is an email my mom sent her sisters, my siblings, and myself. Reason #95874 why my mom is awesome:


Well, the group of ladies in my care group went to Cinemark tonight to see “The Wizard of Oz”.  (Mendy’s bday)  Apparently this is the 70th anniversary and they were “releasing it in HD” whatever that means.   So, we get there and it takes them 30 minutes to “get it set up”.  It was on DISH – just like watching it at home, I guess, if you have DISH network – whatever THAT is.   I thought it would fill the whole screen but it didn’t.  Oh well,  we finally got it going and then RIGHT AS THE WIZARD IS GIVING OUT THE GIFTS, THE SCREEN GOES BLANK!!!!   We sat there with a full theater and listened as the show finished.  No picture….needless to say there were some unhappy people, but no one was rude or mean (can you believe it???)
We stood in line for about 10 minutes and they gave EVERYONE 2 free movie coupons AND an $11 refund (that was the price – I know CRAZY!!!!)
We all had shirts that had a character’s name on it.  I was the Tin Man.  Mendy, the bday girl was Dorothy of course and I made her flip flops with red sparkly ribbon so it would look like she had on red slippers.    Will send picture when I get it.
Anyway, I wanted to apologize to MY KIDs if I scarred you in any way by making you watch that movie at any time in your life.  I always remembered how Lindsay said she hated it cause it was scary (she shared that when she was probably 18!) and I couldn’t figure it out.   After watching it through different eyes – I can REALLY see that movie would scare children!   What were we thinking???  Flying monkeys and a green wicked witch????    I am sorry if you were scarred, kids!   Love you!
Have a good day tomorrow,

And for your viewing pleasure…



Mendy and Cheryl


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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lauren From Texas  |  September 26, 2009 at 9:38 am

    I’m letting your mom plan ALL my parties from now on.

    My favorite part of this post? “… they were “releasing it in HD” whatever that means.” You come by it honestly, Chelsea.

  • 2. Joy  |  September 26, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I’ve never liked that movie, points to your mom for understanding it is not for every kid.

  • 3. Jill  |  September 26, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Your mom is so cute 🙂

  • 4. Darla  |  September 26, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    You’re mom is the best!!! So cute!

  • 5. Lindsay  |  September 26, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    That movie scarred me for life. Monkeys will ALWAYS give me the creeps…and I will NEVER go up to a scarecrow. EVER.

  • 6. Erin  |  September 26, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    I had to come to terms with the flying monkeys as well – but it was the mean apple trees pelting them with fruit that really freaked me out. Not the tornadoes, though. I grew up in Kansas!

    “…they were ‘releasing it in HD’, whatever that means.”

    Awesome 🙂

  • 7. Nancy  |  September 26, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    lol hilarious

  • 8. Sarah  |  September 27, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I love that she apologized!

  • 9. Amanda  |  September 27, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    First, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog recently 🙂
    Second, could your mom be any cuter? Love that she made the birthday girl sparkly flip flops. I tried to get some of my friends to go see that with me and they just looked at me like I was crazy – I guess their parents scarred them! 🙂

  • 10. mom  |  September 27, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    95874??? WOW – I am honored! 🙂 It was fun – even IF I could have watched it free at home (or at least at someone’s house who has the HD DISH thingy!) We DO have fun, don’t we?

  • 11. Mendy  |  September 28, 2009 at 8:05 am

    This is the bday girl with the AWESOME group of friends that will dress up and pay for a movie they could have seen at home for FREE! Am I lucky or what????

  • 12. Erin  |  September 28, 2009 at 8:54 am

    I love it!!

  • 13. Lyndsey  |  September 28, 2009 at 9:18 am


  • 14. White Rabbit Advertising  |  September 28, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    The screen went blank 2 times while we were watching it too. Totally lame. But I never thought about asking for a refund! I should have. Anyway – we went and my kiddo LOVED every second of it. He kept shouting “Chitch Chitch” seconds before the witch appeared onscreen because he knew she was coming. He’s obsessed – not scared at all… I wonder what that says about him.

  • 15. Pretty Robotic  |  September 28, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I love the ‘HD whatever that is!” So cute!

  • 16. Lisa D  |  September 29, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Um, your mom is adorable!!

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