Considering that he only needs to organise one child, a rather senile old cat and an overweight guinea pig in my absence, which I know that he is more than capable of doing, I still feel obliged to leave him a list as long as my arm.
In the mornings, Craig generally only has to concern himself with himself, and no-one else, which is really fair enough when you consider that he is generally already gone when I rise at 6am. He doesn't need to think about things like school drop offs, uniforms and lunch boxes, he doesn't need to ask "have you brushed your teeth yet?" fourteen times in half an hour or wonder whether the cat has any water in her bowl, I do all of that stuff because my starting time is much later than his.
Now I don't want to say that he is clueless, because he is certainly not, but the devil is in the details and he is not great at remembering all of the little things that need to occur to ensure that it is smooth sailing. Sending Seth to school with unbrushed teeth is hardly the end of the world, but no lunch and a pissed off incontinent cat can be mighty inconvenient.
I know that I should just relinquish all control and let him do whatever, but the thought of coming home to a shit-storm after retreat doesn't exactly spin my tyres, so nah, he's getting a list whether he wants one or not!
God I look forward to not being such a routine driven slag in my old age, what adventures I will have when I am no longer a slave to obligation and the clock, makes me think of a movie that I saw recently.
Release Date: 2013
Running Time: 114 mins
Based on the novel of the same name by Jonas Jonasson and directed by Felix Herngren, this Swedish comedy became the third highest grossing Swedish film of all time and was nominated for a Best Make-Up and Hair-styling Award at the 88th Academy Awards.
100 year old Allan Karlsson (Robert Gustafsson) is tired of his life at the retirement home, so he simply climbs out the window and embarks on a most unexpected journey. As Allan's adventures progress, we are given a detailed recollection of his long and colourful life through a series of flashbacks.
This is an extremely fun and entertaining watch, Allan's indifference to the intense things that are happening around him is quite hysterical. In a Forrest Gump like fashion, his life experiences are interesting, historically significant and absolutely extraordinary. It's a seriously wacky ride from start to end, have fun with it.
FINAL SAY: If you want to kill me, you'd better hurry, because I'm 100 years old.
3.5 Chili Peppers