Yep, it's true...Rachel and I still have not seen "The Avengers". The tentative plan is to go see it on Saturday, as long as Papa is not working. I suppose I can wait that long. :}
Oh, and for those of you who haven't read through all of the comments, the official verdict is that Mama wants us to wait to see "The Hunger Games" until it comes out on video so she can discuss it with us. Double sigh. I know she's trying to take care of us, but it stinks having to wait that long. She also said that it's possible that we might not be able to see the second and third movies, depending on how they're filmed. She was very thankful for the way the director chose to film the first movie, making it less violent than the book, but apparently the same guy won't be directing the next movie. Mama doesn't want to commit to anything until she hears more about it.
She did read all three books in the series and is leaning towards not having us read them yet. I'm not really sure how long "yet" is, since we don't ever age so we'll be perpetually 13 and 14. Who knows? I'm just thankful that I (eventually) get to see the first movie! I'll take what I can get.
Some of you may be wondering why Mama is letting us see "The Avengers" when she's worried about the violence in "The Hunger Games". I asked her about this too. She explained that the violence in "The Hunger Games" was especially concerning because it involved young teens being forced to kill each other for sport. Of course, it's not glorified or necessarily condoned, but it's still tough to read about. While she doesn't enjoy violence in any type of story, there was something especially saddening and horrific about this type of violence. She said the books were well-written and were an interesting commentary on our society, but she still wishes that they'd been aimed at an older audience, and she wonders what some of the kids who read them will come away with. Then she said she almost wished she'd decided to watch "The Avengers" with Papa before deciding whether or not Rachel and I could see it, so I decided to drop the subject before "The Avengers" was off-limits too!
It's tough being interested in something that everyone else likes but you're not allowed to see yet. Mama said that's just part of life and I have to get used to it. She also said that I need to trust that she's trying to do what's best for me. I don't really like it, but I'm trying to think that way.
In other news, the next few days will be pretty quiet around here. Mama's preparing her devotional for the Ladies Spring Event at the church this Friday night. Apparently, Tess and I get to go with her. We're going to be "visual aides", or something like that. Cool. Anything involving free food and meeting other dolls sounds fun to me! Besides, it's about time I got some recognition around here!
I guess that's about all for now. Counting down the days until Saturday!
Oh, I almost forgot. Mama said that we'll probably celebrate Rachel's birthday on Saturday instead of Friday, since she'll be really busy getting ready for that evening. So we'll have a big, cool birthday post either Saturday evening or Sunday evening, depending on how much time we have for typing. ;)