Last Christmas, we received a movie called "Away We Go", and we didn't get around to watching it until I was around 6 months pregnant. It turns out that it was a perfect time to watch it, given that the entire storyline revolves around the main character being pregnant. John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph play a couple who find themselves expecting a little girl, and decide to travel around the United States finding the ideal city in which to raise their baby. They visit friends who are already parents, and get inside looks at the varied parenting styles. It is quite a funny movie but also very interesting to watch...the different parenting styles were obviously exaggerated in the movie, but it did get us talking about what kind of parenting styles we think we would have once our little one came.
I've been thinking about that movie more now that we've got a couple of baby months under our belt and I'm amused to see which elements of the parenting styles we've already adopted so far. While I think as a whole, we seem more like the Montreal family, it does make me giggle that the single character I associate with the most so far is actually Maggie Gyllenhaal's...which I definitely didn't see coming!!
Anyways, I know a parenting style is constantly evolving, especially as babies grow up. It will be fun to see how Steve and I handle the various situations that parenting can throw at us. "Away We Go" is a cute movie especially if you have babies or have one on the way, and I give it two enthusiastic thumbs up if you're looking for a Saturday night movie.