I have to admit, since Sawyer's birth, things have been a little crazy around the ol' MonkShack. So, after almost a week of Debra prodding and poking at me, I finally gave in yesterday to get out of the house and go see a movie. Our thinking was that a movie would be a nice, two-hour break from reality, giving me a chance to focus on something other than Sawyer and, as a bonus, it was cheap (well, cheaper than sending me to the mall at least....).
I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I thought that I Am Legend would be a good movie to see. Now, in all honestly, I had some idea what the movie was about, but I didn't do too much research into the plot, etc. That was a mistake. Here's a little pointer, just in case you ever find yourself in a similar situation.
If you've just had a baby and are emotionally and physically drained. Your internal reserves are near zero and you have trouble keeping a coherent thought in your head for more than a minute or two, do not, I repeat DO NOT, go see an emotionally draining movie about the end of the world. This will not help you or make you feel any better. In fact, if my experience has any reliability as an indicator, it will almost certainly make you feel physically sick and almost make you vomit in response.
Yes, I have no idea who I am or what I'm doing. I guess I had just thought that my old hardy self was still around and could withstand the abuse. I was wrong. Oh so wrong!
Maybe I should have gone to see Enchanted instead....