I like movies cause I really relate to a character or two. When the movie ends, I’m like “Wait, what was I just doing?” And I realize I thought I WAS in the movie. That was “what I was just doing!” Movies offer a great escape from life.
So give her the gift of a free escape and buy her a movie gift certificate.
If she has kids, double it! One for just her and one for the kids.
Begin able to escape cash free makes it even sweeter. Let her be Jennifer Anisten for 1 hour and 55 minutes.
This month’s theme: Is that Cuba Gooding? How to Keep Her Entertained in a Crisis
Nothing beats a good escape when one is in crisis. A good movie, book or song can do a lot to relieve the stress of living in the day-to-day strain of a life-in-crisis. You can help her escape by providing her with entertainment.
Quddus (of MTV Total Request Live fame) and I at the Soho House
No tap dancing skills necessary.
The goal is to offer her some type of entertainment that will serve as her “Calgonite” and “take her away” for an hour or two. (If you are under 35, YouTube “Calgonite.”) Find a way to entertain her but note:
There is no need to sensor the kinds of entertainment you gift her. If it makes her cry that is probably a good thing! Crying heals.
If you want her input, ask her simple yes-no questions. Remember a crisis fries the brain. Make it easy for her and keep it simple. “Do you want this movie or this other movie?” is much better than asking “What movie do you want to see?”
This month’s theme: Is that Cuba Gooding?: How to Keep Your Friend Entertained.