Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

No, no. Not iPods and iPhones – we’re talking figurative fruit here.

The problem with watching favorite movies with a preschooler is needing to skip the scary parts. We’re glad that Q-ster tells us “skip, skip!” when a scene comes up, because it making the viewing more peaceful and avoids nightmares.

It is, however, occasionally frustrating to never see certain parts of a movie. We’ve watched Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, approximately four thousand times, but not the undersea monster attacks. Last year, we watched Pixar’s Cars about three thousand times, but never the frightening tractor tipping scene.

At some point, I want to stage a scary-parts-only TV night of the movies that we watch all the time. This kind of thinking results in tonight, when SwingDaddy and I actually spent two hours of our child-free time, after the boys were in bed, watching a Star Wars movie, like we don’t get enough of that during the day.

To explain, it was Revenge of the Sith, which is pretty much filled with stuff the little dude can’t watch, and we wanted to see it. I guess there really isn’t any excuse besides the fact that we were geeks in the first place.


Asianmommy said...

You're not the only ones! We would do this, too. :)

Zip n Tizzy said...

Today my 5 year old spent the first 20 minutes of Ponyo, with his face to the audience, even though Ponyo wasn't even a little bit scary!