Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The summer holidays mean we have more time in an evening to have some extra film nights.  Film nights are super special in Harry's eyes and a powerful tool for us parents for keeping him in line during the day- bad behaviour equals no film night!

Big Teddy just loves a good 3D film!
We have Netflix and thoroughly enjoy the service it provides us all.  The whole TV and movie on demand suits us grown ups as we are not really into many TV shows on normal TV and the kids love being able to pick what they want to watch.  We also own lots of DVD's- alphabetically ordered thanks to the hubby (I like to mess them up a little now and then, just to pay homage to my inner rebel!). 

We recently invested in some classic movies from our childhood and excitedly stuck them on for the kids.  But a wave of fear struck me as I loaded the DVD, what if they hate them?  What if they think they are old, fuzzy and with poor special effects?  My childhood memories would be shattered as I hold a very special place for some of the films we bought- my inner child didn't think it could cope with the rejection!  The films in question are:
  • Mary Poppins
  • Robin Hood (animated version)
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Lady and the Tramp
After hiding behind the sofa to get an honest opinion of the kids impressions I was so happy I may have even shed a little tear- they loved them!  But then they are all Disney films and you know what, they just don't do bad films.  They are true classics with heartwarming stories and lessons to be learnt about good and bad.  

I wonder now why I even worried.  What happened in my childhood made me who I am and I am sure my kids will have a whole new set of things they will want to share with their kids one day.  I just hope that Star Wars will be on their list of things to share- I don't think hubby could cope with rejection that bad!

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