Last year, at Natalie's school, I won a basket full of early American toys from the Louisa May Alcott House. I was pretty pumped about that, too. Especially, since it came with the movie version of Little Women - there you have it folks, a movie that is a gazillion times better than the book. Sorry Mrs. Alcott, but Little Women is a little boring. snoooooooooze. But put Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Susan Sarandon, Gabriel Byrne, and Christian Bale in a film together? Um, did you read that, Christian Bale, and he isn't all emaciated (or emancipated as my brother likes to say) nor is he chopping up socialites, so if you like him like that, you love him in Little Women...to bad I can't go see that on ice.
Admittedly, I don't think that I am going to win, mainly because of the level of excitement I am attempting to internalize. If you think it is coming through this post, well, multiply that by a really big number. If I do win, maybe Natalie will stop telling me that I am "always ruining all the fun."
So, fingers crossed that I can somehow redeem myself in my daughters eyes by winning.