Editor’s note: Tracy Murphy is a segment producer on Raising America with Kyra Phillips. She is also the proud mom of an almost 6-year-old.
Oh the Oscars. I look forward to watching the red carpet and checking out the stars and who they're wearing.
Of course I love to make predictions of who's going to win… Too bad I haven't seen any of the films nominated! Does it at least count that I've seen the trailers online?
Sadly, I realized when I watched the Golden Globes that the only films I've seen are the animated ones. I could rattle off every title. And same goes for the Oscars.
How did I let that happen? As a parent, at least for me, it's not always easy to get away to see a grown up flick. You see the trailers and say, "Oh I want see that." But by the time you can see it that movie and has already left theaters.
Before having a child, my husband and I made it a priority to see the newest films on opening weekend. Now a DVD will do, and I hope I don't fall asleep and wake up to the credits. Perhaps more date nights need to be in my future to keep up with what's playing at the box office.
Parents, how often do you get out to the movies? Have you seen all or at least a few of the Oscar nominated films? Tweet me at @mommymylestones with the hashtag #RaisingAmerica or weigh in on Facebook.com/RaisingAmericaHLN.
Be sure to watch Raising America every week day at 12 p.m.