Every once in a while, I have a sudden urge to see a movie that I've already seen. The urges usually fall into one of the following options: About a Boy, Sliding Doors, The Holiday, Dan in Real Life, or the Bourne trilogy.
Today was an About A Boy kind of day. On the schedule for tonight was my first time checking out a meeting of the local La Leche League chapter, and so the entire day I kept having visions of the movie scene where Hugh Grant attends a SPAT ("Single Parents Alone Together") meeting for the first time. He invents a fictitious child, and introduces himself as a single father in order to connect with the single mothers and broaden the potential of his dating pool. A big phony with a name tag on.
And that's about how I thought I would feel tonight: like a big phony with a name tag on. But you know what? It went much better than I had imagined. The topic for tonight was babies and sleeping, and although as the childless one I don't think I added much to the conversation, I feel like I walked out with a whole tool kit of new information and ideas. Little by little, the information is sinking in.
Thanks Chapel Hill, for keeping me learning!