This IS the one where I count my blessings and share the highlights of our quiet New Year's Eve celebration, home as usual, with our kids.
One day, I might like to go to a black tie New Year's Eve party in a fabulous, glittery gown, having forced Bernie into a dashing tuxedo against his will, and I shall sip champagne and be devastatingly elegant into the wee hours of the morning. For now, though, we like to stay home for New Year's Eve and watch movies.
|Jeremy Sumpter as Peter Pan, 2003|
We wrapped up Peter Pan at ten o'clock, and I decided that was late enough for little boys to stay up on New Year's Eve. We tucked them into bed and I annoyed them by singing bedtime songs in French, Italian, German, Latin, and finally, when Anders begged me to stop singing in foreign languages, I couldn't help myself -- I sang Rachmaninoff's Vocalise (a song without any words at all). Don't be too impressed -- I didn't claim to have sung it well! I believe the hounds joined in with my howling towards the end...
|Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in No Strings Attached, 2011|
Happy New Year, Everyone!