It wasn’t the perfect birthday for my mother(no bingo, no siblings) but all her children were there and all of us were on our best (a far cry from perfect) behaviour. Of course there were gifts and cake. There were also cards of both the paper and digital variety. Pretty much all the ingredients were there.
The events unfolded quite well. My sisters arrived on time and looking nice. We proceeded to have a late lunch (lupper…linner–have we come to a consensus on this yet?) and take my mother to her first movie since Hairspray. Yes, that’s right, she hasn’t been in a movie theatre since then. So much has changed from the digital printing of tickets (it is completely automated at the local theatre) to the nicely tiered seats allowing a good view for everyone in my vertically challenged family. She seemed to take it all in stride and didn’t even react loudly when I showed her how much the popcorn and drink combo prices were.
We watched Bohemian Rhapsody as my oldest sister adores Queen. Had there been a double feature with a movie about George Michael both my sister’s would have been in heaven. Nonetheless, we all enjoyed the film and the music, without worrying too much about how authentic, or true to life, it really was. In fact, both my sisters had already Googled all the inconsistencies and related them to me both during and after the movie.
It was good to get my siblings together to celebrate and hopefully we can do this more often without the need for a special occasion.