1. Yesterday’s Easter Egg Hunts were extremely successful. We hid Littlest’s eggs and then the QR Code eggs so that they all hunted for the eggs at the same time. It was perfect. Youngest Twin gave me the biggest hug after the QR Code egg hunt. He’s already asked me if I can do it again for him next year. But more (and harder) locations. I told him I was up for the challenge.
In addition to the rousingly successful egg hunts, we also ate two dinners, got to visit with lots of family, and came home with leftovers. I’d call that a successful day.
2. I applied for graduation!! This is something that I have been working towards for a long time. I met with my academic advisor and enrolled in my final two classes. This fall will be my last semester and then I will graduate in December.
3. I was so excited when Into the Woods came out on DVD and I got the chance to re-watch it. I loved it when I saw it in the theaters and I loved it when I watched it again. I took a children’s literature class last semester, and as part of it we read many of the original fairy tales portrayed in the story. I learned a lot about the fairy tales in that class, including the fact there are two versions of most of the stories. There is a version by Charles Perrault (written first) and then the Brother’s Grimm. The written fairy tales are much darker than the cartoon versions we are used to, but they stories often teach lessons lost in the newer versions as well. Things like not being greedy, be careful of strangers, and staying on the path. I would highly recommend reading the original stories which you can find on Project Gutenberg.
The Cinderella in the movie is very clearly taken from the Grimm Brothers version which they called Aschenputtel. It was really fun to watch the movie and see their version of the story portrayed so beautifully, I really loved the On the Steps of the Palace song. And the Agony song is hilarious. But it’s really the last few lines of Children Will Listen that are possibly my very favorite.