And we all have to go there as parents from time to time, and cleaning up the poo and spew is really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to parenting, but lets face it, when you are rinsing the crap out of the crutch of someone else's jocks in the middle of the night, they have gotta know that you love them right? Because there is no way you would it for anyone else, not unless you were getting paid very well to do it anyway.
Yes, there are times when being a parent is most certainly the least glamorous job in the whole world, but you do it without question or complaint because you love your kids and they need you to do it. On the bright side, at least we have moved out of the 'I just vomited all over my bed' stage that kids go through when they're little, we have now moved onto the wake up and throw up all over the floor stage, which is marginally better, but still not fantastic.
Every parents comes to learn that when their kid says I feel like I'm gonna be sick, that they need to pay attention because the kid probably is going to be sick, and it can happen before they even get the whole pre-warning sentence out. Also, kids often seem to possess the ability to perform extreme and gravity defying projectile vomiting, which can launch a chunder from the back seat to the front seat of a car without any trouble at all. And worst of all, if kids wake up and chuck during the night, they will often just yack up all over themselves and all through their own beds, and for some reason always all over their favourite comfort teddies too, which can become a whole other form of hell at 2am.
Basically spewy kids are like super drunk adults, they'll yack anywhere and on anything, it just kind of happens and they leave you to clean up the mess on your own. And that's just how it goes in the life of a parent, some days your staring at your kids marveling over how charming they turned out, and other days you're scraping up their spew in your PJ's at 2am trying not to chuck up yourself; how could it be any other way?
Release Date: 2006
Running Time: 117 mins
A biographical drama based on Chris Gardner's memoir of the same name, outlining his almost year long struggle with homelessness, whilst raising his young son. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the movie stars real life father and son Will Smith and Jaden Smith, adding a rich and realistic layer to the emotional impact of the hardships that they endure together.
After a series of hard luck events, Chris and his five year old son find themselves homeless. Chris takes an internship at a prestigious brokerage firm, but the position pays no money. Together, they must try to survive one day at a time, with no home and no money, until an opportunity presents itself for Chris to improve conditions for himself and his son.
This is a really interesting true-life tale about commitment, endurance and never letting go of your dreams. It is a really touching story, and Will Smith delivers his absolute best as the driven and fiercely determined father figure, playing out his role with great conviction and genuinely touching emotion. Get your tissues at the ready before you settle in for this one.
FINAL SAY: Don't ever let anybody tell you....You can't do something.
3 Chili Peppers