While doing improv one night several years ago, I came up with this sketch about a disappointing birthday. I ended up filming it in 2013. It became known as
The Birthday Party!
I had so much fun working on this project from start to finish. The beauty about this fun shoot was the ending changed on set. It was a beautiful process with a great cast, and crew. It was shot at a local studio in Huntsville called Hollywood Huntsville. Here are some More screen shots.
The other night, we went down to Birmingham to UAB to take my daughter to dinner for her birthday.
For those of you who don’t know, she is a freshman in college.I have two opinions on this matter, I personally have had a hard time with her being gone, and I’m glad she’s gone. I know that sounds like I”m on the fence, but I call it transitioning.
I had a hard time at first because we are very close. Out of both of my daughters, she is the one that is clingy, talkative and emotional. She is into theater, and acting. She would get into the car after school, and just talk and talk about her day and everything going on in her life. We would stay up together watching movies, or I would go lay in her bed and we would laugh late into the night. So you can see how I would miss her terribly. I love her so much.
On the other hand, I’m glad she went to college. She needed to go to learn about life, and learn what it means to manage life. Bills, chores, school schedule, homework, and social life are on the list of things she has to deal with. She is learning so much about the craft of acting and what goes on behind the scenes. She knows that if she doesn’t work hard that she will have to come home and leave her dream behind. She’s pretty smart about that. I would never wish for her to leave college. As much as I miss her, I know that she needs to be where she is currently.
As a mom, you love your kids so much, but never smother them so much that the light of their dreams go out. Sometimes, loving means to let go.