Movie Stars in the Small Town

datePosted on 08:49, November 9th, 2012 by Small Town Mommy

The past 2 weeks have been a little rough in the Small Town.  We had a hurricane followed by a nor’easter.  We have been without electricity for 9 out of the last 11 days and got about 9 inches of snow.  While I know we have it better than many, we have been focused more on survival and less on blogging.  But, hopefully, we are are back (and better than ever).

Last night, Small Town Daddy and I went to see Jay and Silent Bob Get Old. It’s a comedy performance by Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes from the movie Clerks (and others).  It was pretty good.  If you are familiar with Kevin Smith, you know he is an amazing story teller and very relatable.  He basically said we were a bunch of sissies for getting upset about losing power but I would like to see him live without electricity for 9 days.

We actually left the Small Town ladies home alone.  This is the first time that Small Town Daddy and I have gone out alone and left the girls home by themselves.  And the house is still standing.  And the cats and dog are still alive (granted, there wasn’t a whole lot of animal care required for a 2-hour outing).

I know it means that they are getting older but it is awesome to be able to leave my children without a babysitter.  Babysitters cost money.  An outing has to be really fabulous to be willing to pay an extra $40 for a babysitter.

We are planning to do this again.  After 13 years, we can have a life of our own again.  I know it sounds crazy but I think this is my favorite age.  They are independent enough to take care of some things themselves but young enough to still need us.

Do you know Kevin Smith?  I know he’s not for everyone.  Do you like him?

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9 Responses to “Movie Stars in the Small Town”

  1. Melissa on November 9th, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I know Kevin Smith, the football player, lol! My husband probably knows the one you speak of. He loved Clerks. As for the power, I am not sure I would have handled it as well as you. We dread hurricane season every year. We know eventually we are going to get slammed. I will leave my son home alone, for short outings only, less than 1/2 hour. He has to be awake and alert. I do not let him and his sister stay alone together. I just see too much risk for me to be comfortable. Someday my husband and I will have a life again, lol. I truly enjoy taking them with us anyways.

  2. blueyes on November 9th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Glad you got out to catch a flick. I haven’t heard of that movie but Kevin Smith is pretty good in comedies. I was going to watch Skyfall today but had to be at the college for a computer rebuild project I was heading up until we lost internet connection at the college :/

  3. Leanne on November 9th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I remember the first time I left my kids too! I felt like I was going to get reported to child protection services all night though! Lol. And this is a great age, old enough to leave alone, but young enough that they’re still scared to do anything REALLY bad. Enjoy it!

  4. Pricilla on November 9th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I do not know him but the publicist said isn’t he from NJ like her?

  5. meleahrebeccah on November 10th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Hooray for DATE NIGHT with the hubby! And I am SUPER happy you have electricity again. Good lord. Both the hurricane & the noreaster hit us hard too. UGH.

  6. Ann on November 11th, 2012 at 7:16 am

    oh wow, 9 days without electricity, I would have gone completely crazy. I remember the first few time I left my kids home alone. I think I spent most of the time wondering what was going on while we were gone…lol
    I’ve never heard of Kevin Smith but glad you guys had a good time

  7. lin on November 11th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Isn’t is nice to go out without paying a sitter??? It’s like bustin’ out of jail, I tell ya!!

    My neighbor gave us this idea years ago: Everyone gets $5 if nothing happens while you are gone. So, if there is fighting, crying, etc. and you hear about it…nobody gets paid. This sort of forces them to get along and deal with whatever battles ensue while you are gone. It worked for us.

  8. betchai on November 11th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    haha, you made me smile when you said you wanted to see kevin smith live without power for 9 out of 11 days :) No, I do not know him, but he sounds funny, and am so glad for you and your hubby for being able to have a date without having to pay a babysitter, you both so deserve the time out just two of you after many years.

  9. John Sealander on November 15th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I discovered Kevin Smith in 1997 when I heard him talking about making Chasing Amy at the SWSX Film Festival in Austin. I subsequently saw Chasing Amy and Mallrats and have liked him ever since…