If you’ve got a 16 year old son or daughter, you know how hard it is to pin them down for a night out with mom. They’re just so very busy, you know. With what, we’re not sure. But apparently, all the things that they must do (secretly, doors shut) take all the time.
I’m currently in the throes of this experience. And it’s extra hard because the one who is currently ignoring me is my youngest. While it was exciting to watch the first one grow up and spread her wings, and it was sort of anticlimactic to go through it with the second, it’s a bit depressing to go through it with the third. I’ve got no back up. He’s it.
This kid has always been my little buddy. We like a lot of the same things: wandering through the bookstore, reading, cooking and exploring food, going to movies… But now he’s stuck in the middle spot where he wants to do what he wants to do and I merely want to spend time with him like we used to.
So when I’m able to dangle an event carrot of great proportions in front of my man-child that might possibly tempt him away from the secret life of the Canadian teenager, it’s a great opportunity. Look—I’m not saying that I’m open to bribing my boy to spend time with me or anything. Rather, I’m suggesting that when I can offer him a chance to do something fantastically fun and exclusive, and said activity just happens to be with me, well, it’s a win-win all around.
Like when I was able to take him to a special advanced screening of Mockingjay Part 2, courtesy of Amex Invites. We were covered from start to finish as we enjoyed great seats, popcorn, drinks, and a first look at one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Bonus points for Mom all around.
It was so amazing to spend the time with him. From trying to get him to take selfies with me “Mom, you get one. Just one.” to enjoying the film and discussing the pros and cons of the acting and themes afterwards, it felt like old times.
When Amex says they unlock special moments for people, I can say they really do. Being able hang with my son one-on-one like this will soon be a few and far between occurrence. I’m looking forward to using my Amex privileges to make sure that those moments really count.
Since I’m an Amex Canada Cardmember, I’ve always been able to enjoy the ongoing benefits and access to great opportunities for exclusive events like this one, from movies to concerts, to dining experiences. What’s great is that for a short period of time, Amex is opening its doors to all Canadians, giving them the chance to experience an event like a Cardmember.
The next event is in Toronto at Bar Raval on December 14th, and you really won’t want to miss it. All you have to do is head over to www.AmexInvites.ca before December 6th and input your email address for a chance to attend.
This is the thing: I love American Express Invites. I’m just regular folk, so it’s great to have the door opened to all kinds of memorable experiences that make my life just a little more fun and exciting, whether it’s a table at the most talked about restaurants, delightful special offers, tickets to the hottest concerts through Front of the Line, or reserved seats at a big blockbuster show or production.
Imagine this: Reading about an incredible event and being able to say “I was there.”
That’s Amex Invites.
Now that our Mockingjay Part 2 experience is done, I’m looking forward to unlocking my next special moment with my guy.
This post was generously sponsored by American Express Canada. All opinions are my own.