Talking Twilight and Teens


On Friday evening, I took Adam and two of his friends to see the movie Twilight, which is all the rage this month with the teenage set. 

Before the movie, the three kids bellied up to the bar at Johnny Rockets for burgers and fries, while my fellow mom-friend and I sat at an adjoining table, giving them a taste of independence.  Watching Adam smile and joke with his friends, my heart ached just a bit at how grown up my “baby” is getting.  A year from now, he likely won’t be caught dead letting mom accompany his friends to a film.

Over at Faith and Family Live! today, I’m inviting your comments on the Twilight books and the movie.  Have you read the books or seen the film?  Is your teen into this trend?

Adam doesn’t seem to be quite as caught up in the trend as some of his friends, one of which has already seen the movie five times.  I’m glad I had the chance to watch the movie with Adam, and will long remember our conversation afterward. 

Moments like these make me ponder the all-too-quick passage of time…


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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