So I discovered the joy of borrowing DVDs from the library. Yesterday, as The Rock Star stared into the resident rats (Justin and Dangerous Beans), I picked out a few DVDs for him. He's never seen Antz so I pulled that one. He's only seen part of Ice Age so I grabbed that one. I also picked up The Swiss Family Robinson. I figured it would bore him to tears but I, on the other hand, love that movie. As I kid I dreamed of being shipwrecked on an island and building a home like theirs. I dreamed of one day marrying Fritz--forget the part about how he's actually 44 years older than me. And I've mentioned before how tragic it is that Disneyland massacred their tree house.
I showed him the three that I had picked out. He examined their covers and declared, "I want to watch this pirate one as soon as we get home." He must have asked me ten times before it was actually quiet time. Finally it was time to put it in. He started crying when they shoot at the sharks, declaring, through tears, "It's not nice to hoot at harks!" He laughed hysterically when they ride the animals near the end of the movie. In short, he loved it. As soon as it was over he asked if he could watch it again right away. I told him no.
But guess what he's watching right now?
So was it really necessary to annihilate their house at Disneyland? Does Tarzan really have anything on The Swiss Family Robinson? And one more thing. Was Mother Robinson not the most paranoid mom ever? I mean, sure, there was a tiger and all sorts of other interesting island dwelling creatures and, well, eventually, pirates, but the woman shrieks her head off at a big lizard and she won't let her son swing in a hammock. And then she screams at her husband. But her men slave and sweat and make her what can only be described as some sort of island castle and she's all, "I...I can't believe it." Then there are hugs all around. I don't know. I feel like people weren't supposed to be so uptight back then.
It's due back in six days. How many times do you think we'll have to watch it before next Thursday?