Have you ever wanted to go back in time and have a do-over, take back something you said, or tweak what you said ever so slightly. Domhall Gleeson's character in About Time has the ability to do just that.
I always said that I would never want to change my past because it has lead me to where and who I am today and for better or worse I'm happy with me and my life.
That was until I had my son.
About 2 weeks after he was born my husband and I were sitting on our bed in Queens with our dearest little one. We were looking at the professional photos that were taken at the hospital as well as the private ones he had taken just after delivery.
We came across the photo of me giving our son his first feed and I started tearing up. In that moment I realized this is parenthood.
Never have I been so happy in the current moment but wanted to go back in time and relive a previous one so badly. It was joyous, heartbreaking, tender and bittersweet all at once.
Everyday since then has been like that. I wake up to see our son in the morning light and each day he is bigger. His face has changed. He can hold things, sit up, roll over and this is just the beginning. Each day I am flooded with happiness and simultaneously think slow down you're growing too fast I want this moment to last as long as possible.
When I saw About Time I thought, yes...if I had that ability I would relive each day with my son 3 times over minimum.
I love the main character Tim. I love what he learns about himself and life. It's a great movie to watch with anyone you see at the end of each day. It's warm, touching and makes you feel like someone just gave your heart a big hug.