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Mother's Day with the Von Trapps

I have to admit. I'm a John Wayne fan. I love the Terminator movies (except the third one) I'm into horror movies. But I have this huge soft spot for "The Sound of Music." And every time I watch it I'm surprised how good it is.

It was the only thing I wanted for Mother's Day, and I gave them plenty of notice: I wanted the whole family to watch The Sound of Music together.

And I mean the real one, not the shortened-for-television version, in which they atrociously chop up my favorite scene: Maria singing "I Have Confidence" from the abbey to the VonTrapp mansion, stopping fearfully at the gates, summoning her courage with a deep breath, then belting out the last "me-e-e-e-e-e-e" while she sprints to the front door.

But I digress.
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