I’ve been dying to watch The Grinch this year with the boys. I had it all planned for movie night. I was really excited about it. I love this movie. Jim Carey does such an awesome job playing Mr. Grinch. My happy holiday cheer got squashed by my six year old. Boo! He doesn’t want to watch it. Mind you he has seen it before and liked it. Not only does he not want to watch it, he actually asked me to throw it away. What?!
I tried to pry and figure out just what he didn’t like about the movie. All I got is “I don’t like it. I don’t like the Grinch.” Now, I can’t imagine my child would be scared of it. I mean, he begged and begged and begged somemore to watch movies like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Pirates of the Carribbean. I think Orks and death eaters are 100 times more scary. Can he possibly be scared of the Grinch? Really?
He loves when his dad reads him the book with his Boris Karloff impression. I’m just so baffled. I want to enjoy one of my all time favorites with my guys, but he truly wants no part of it.
Do you have childhood favorites that your children want no part of? Can’t they just watch them and pretend to like them to make us happy? Booo hooo.
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We watched Monsters University over the weekend. Wait, let me rephrase that. We watched Monsters University multiple times this weekend. I think my husband and I were more excited to watch it than the kids. Monsters itself just brings me back to when my first born was 18 months old and was obsessed with Monsters, Inc. He would get so excited and start dancing to the jazz music in the opening credits. Monsters, Inc. played a big roll in my first years of parenthood so it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Fast-forward. So we were excited to see this movie. I love that Mike Wazowski! He’s very smart and tries real hard. As I was sitting there I thought of my 6 year old and how he’s more of a Sully. He’s into being “awesome” and he knows everyone in school. He’s very social. Often referred to as “the Mayor.” He’s very much like Sully. He struggles a little in school with reading, but he knows every Star Wars character there is.
As we were watching the end of the movie I turned to him and said, “See being smart is cool.”
To which he then quickly replied without missing a beat, “I don’t like being cold.”
He shut me up.