Christian Bale came out to visit Aurora yesterday. How cool is that?
He and his (so lucky) wife showed up unannounced at the two hospitals where victims of the Batman shootings are. Then they visited and added flowers to the growing memorial outside the theater. He did it in such a classy way. Never alerted any press. In fact, the local police arranged for him to arrive at the hospitals in an ambulance so no one would be the wiser.
One of the victims posted a photo of himself with Christian Bale on his facebook page, then the word spread like... well, let's not say "wildfire".
Stuff like that really does make a difference.
Wolfgang, huge Batman fan, was muchly impressed. I've mentioned that he doesn't yet know what he wants to be when he grows up? I think now he wants to be Christian Bale.
Onto other things. I had a day off today. Meego is doing summer band, so I've taken some days off from the mid-day tutees. In the meantime, I'm sharing summer band duties with one of the neighbor moms, and it was her turn today.
I did summer cleaning.
Remember the piles o' crap I removed from the kids' barracks just so they could clean? They were still there. My Tough Love Mom defenses came down because I couldn't look at them anymore. I went through them.
Here's the take:
- "lost" winter gloves
- enough socks to stuff a 6 foot Nile Monitor Lizard
- Wolfgang's band shoes from 8th grade
- missing cell phone charger
- gym shorts for school P.E. - still in the school gym bag (!!)
- Two pairs of rollerblades
- Back-to-School information from 2010
...and various inconsequential items.
Actually, I'm just happy I didn't find any sandwiches. Either way, we don't sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff. The house is tidier, the garbage dumpster is heavier, I feel cleaner.
You just never know who might come visit.