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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Juno Cloverfield

Conversation as it took place at the Kilpack house Friday evening before husband and myself went out:

"So what movie are you going to see?" asks daughter-pouting-because-she-has-to-babysit.

"Juno Cloverfield," I reply as I check to make sure there is dinner available--yes, hotdogs. Score!

Daughter looks at me queerly. "Juno Cloverfield?"

"Yep," says me, the all-knowing-one

"Don't you mean Juno or Cloverfield; they're two different movies. Juno's about a pregnant chick and Cloverfield is about some monster thing."

I give daughter the all famous why-question-my-brilliance look. "No, my dear, It's Juno Cloverfield--Cloverfield is Juno's last name. It's just that most people just call it Juno for short."

Daughter laughs. "They aren't the same movie, mom."

Mother scowls. "Yes they are, you don't know nothin, now go cook some hot dogs."


Two hours later, after a wonderful dinner; husband and I buy two tickets to see Cloverfield (I know it's Juno Cloverfield because the marquee ONLY says Cloverfield and Juno's only been out for a few weeks so it must be the same one). I smuggle in my almond M&M's, husband buys a popcorn, and I'm looking forward to seeing the movie since I've heard such great things about it.

Nary a pregnant teenager on screen for the entire 100 minutes.

Rather, Cloverfield is about a monster-grasshopper thing that eats people. Who knew? That's not to say it wasn't a good show--if you're the monster-grasshopper-eating type. The filming was very unique and I quite liked it when compared to the other 1001-ways-to-destroy-Manhattan movies.

Conversation as it took place late Friday night when husband and myself return from the movies:

"So, how was Juno Cloverfield?" asks cocky-needs-more-homework-eleven-year-old.

Mom laughs and shakes her head at her own silliness, thus inviting daughter to be well mannered and laugh with her. "I knew they were different movies, I just wanted to see if you'd respect your mother or argue with her. Dad owes me five bucks cause you argued."


A lot of conversations end with that word.


alisha said...

I love it! Too bad she knew she was right--and you couldn't secretly discover the truth and not let her know it.

I can't wait for the day Mikaela is old enough to babysit for our date nights...

Kimberly said...

Hee hee hee! That's so funny!

Charlotte said...

We went to Cloverfield a few weeks ago. I liked it, but I can see how you made the mistake (kind of). "Cloverfield" is a pretty innocuous (sp?) name for a monster movie, don't you think?

Holly said...

That sounds like conversations I have with my 9 year old. I don't want to even think about how he'll be when he's actually got hormones coursing through him!

Tamra Norton said...

Now go see Juno next week. It has it's moments in the beginning, but I really loved it and was very touched by the end. I'm so glad someone in Hollywood is talking about adoption as an alternative for pregnant teens rather than abortion. said...


"whatever" is a bad word in my household. hehe

hope your radio thing later this morning goes just awesome for you josi.

take care girl,

My Ice Cream Diary said...

You are such a smart mom. My daughter would have rubbed it in my face and brought it up at every social function for years to come. And yes, she is a 9 year old who needs more homework... a LOT more.

Luisa Perkins said...

Funny story! We saw Juno, but haven't seen Cloverfield yet.

newnorth said...

rofl, too funny. Juno is so much better then Cloverfield. I almost got sick in Cloverfield, motion sickness (and I never get it in a boat or car or anything, i'm just weird)

Autumn Ables said...

Ah HA! This is funny :) Sounds like a conversation between me and my 10 year old son who thinks he knows it all. teehee

I loved Juno.

Cloverfield was not on my list because of the dissclaimer that it was a flighty movies that could make one dizzy or sick. My hubby went and saw it though- he liked it but was glad I didn't go. He said I would of been so sick to my stomach.

Jenna said...

You're funny. I like how you labeled your post "Josi's a moron". Even funnier. Good thing we have children to teach us everything, right?

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Too funny. I'm still trying to figure out when my kids became smarter than me. By the way, I gave you an award over on my blog. Come on over and pick it up.