This morning my daughter and I joined a cheerful (and mostly female) crowd to watch an early show of "Eclipse." Both of us were in a good mood. Maggie teased me once again about how boring the movie was going to be. I tried to convince her to read the books.
We have been playing this mother-daughter game for a while now. Maggie may not like the movies but clearly enjoys being the designated "mom's companion" for movies dad can't stomach. I fully admit the story line is silly (and that's a generous statement) but enjoy the escapism of it all. Even workaholics need their time off.
Of course I could try to blog about the more "serious" messages embedded in the film. For instance, two groups of mortal enemies - vampires and werewolves - finally got together when they found a common enemy they could both fight and a common hero they could both protect. I'm sure there's a leadership message in there somewhere.
I won't, though. That was not my leadership lesson today. Instead, I learned that I can take a morning off. The world doesn't fall apart. My students don't dispair. Linked:HR still thrives. And while everyone survives without me, I hold my daughter's hand, giggle at some of the sappy lines (and there were many!), and build one more precious memory.
All in a morning's work.