August 24, 2018

Being a Grinch About Back to School #TheGrinch

So as we get ready to end our summer 2018 and get ready for back to school, I'm not happy. Not one bit. This summer was suppose to be all about me and my son learning to bond in a new way as he moves into his tween years. He turned 10 in June! How is he 10 yrs now?!

Note: This post is in partnership with Illumination and Universal Pictures. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

And even though we did get some bonding in during our two travel trips, it doesn't seem enough before he goes back to school and ignoring me for his "friends". It didn't feel like we had a long enough summer of just "us". So I'm not ready to accept the end of summer. Meanwhile my son is beyond ready!

While he did enjoy "some" time with me, mostly this summer was about him discovering himself and making "tween" friends both off and online. And now he's ready for school to start so he can meet old and new friends, be rough and tough in the school yard and who knows what else tween boys get into.

My son can. not. wait. for September to be here. Meanwhile....I'm being the back to school Grinch.

Which kinda fits the latest package we received that had a chalk board. Ironically for the upcoming "The Grinch" film. So I'm suppose to take a photo of my son being "a Grinch" about going back to school. Well HA. The laugh is on them cause he's not The Grinch in this family. Ugh.


For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic, in Theaters November 9

The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food.

The Grinch - Official Trailer

Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh.

Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who—a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer—plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one. Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?

Directed by: Scott Mosier, Yarrow Cheney
Produced by: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Based on the Book by: Dr. Seuss

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