I Think I Just Saw a Monster!
Sunday started out a day with high hopes and great expectations!
Then I got outta bed…to find our oldest has a stuffy nose and didn’t feel very well. I think all the parents reading this can agree that few things are sadder than a child that is sick, they don’t understand why, and we are helpless to make them feel better other than dosing them with some meds and juice.
Oh, wait! Can I stop for a moment and make a 30 second rant on kids medicine? First, you can’t find anything for kids under two and if you do you still hold your breath about overdosing them. Second, who can read the blasted directions?! Its like you need a microscope to find the dosing directions with the super-small fonts. So you just pray you are doing this right. I don’t mind a little chemical experimentation myself when I am sick (wouldn’t be the first time) but I am not about to do this with the kids when they can’t really tell me what is wrong.
OK, on we go. So it looks like a lazy day in front of the TV with some movies, popcorn, and a floor full of fruit and other munchies while our oldest tries to feel better. Good-bye Ravens! Good-bye Green Bay! I figure I’ll have to catch the highlights later tonight. My fav teams keep on losing any way! Bye-bye Saints! Bye-bye Tebow!
So it is a cozy day, with everyone snuggling on the sofa, staying warm, stationary and fed with snacks. Not losing any weight today! We start off with the house favorite, Monsters, Inc. and that cute girl running around the film hollering, “Boo!”. This was the first movie we showed Dylan way back, as it was one we saw sans kids before; and liked it. Dylan has always liked this one. At first she was so afraid of monsters after viewing the movie for the first time. ~ not a smart move for a Dad of a 2 year old…with monsters hopping out of the closets at night. But we turned it around and now she loves
being a playing monsters. Its one kid’s movie we watch over and over again.
Another one of our favorites is one from my youth, the Jungle Book. One reason for the Jungle Book is I think it has the coolest songs, a lot different format than other Disney movies. Do you remember “Bear Necessities” and King Louie, and the “King of Swing“?
Its funny, our smallest loves this song. Whenever she sees a monkey or gorilla she says, “oo-oo-oo”, like King Louie in the movie. She sounds just like King Louie in her own little baby way. And I follow up by tapping her on the chest and singing, “I want to be like you-oo-oo!”. She smiles and its nice to see I can still amuse someone with my singing.
I think another great kids movie with some cool songs is the “Princess and the Frog” flick. I guess the New Orleans jazz songs just make more of an impact then the other Disney cookie-cutter Princess movie songs.
Dylan says here favorite is Mulan and the song at the end called, “Be True to Your Heart”. We some how have evolved into a dance party at the end when this one comes on, with some silly kids dancing. ~Try it next time…no one is watching…and its tons of fun.
Our 2 year old woke up, half way through her nap, crying. It turns out her bottle might have been leaking a bit while she was sleeping and now she has this enviable dread-lock look going on with her hair. She is oblivious as to how hip she really looks as I plop her in the tub with some more renditions from the Jungle Book.
I see I am running on here and you really don’t want to bore you with a play by play of our do-nothing day.
So you know, Dylan is feeling better. It appeared to be only allergies. Do you know how I can tell she’s feeling better? If you can picture, she’s kneeling atop the breakfast bar watching me make dinner with a little snoot running out of her one nostril. I am smacking some hamburger patties together (I’ll leave the catchy phrase for you to insert) in hopes of making some sliders for dinner. Dylan is mistaking my enthusiasm of whacking the burgers from hand to hand, but craving some attention, and says, “Daddy, I’m gonna bust you up!” My little monster. Who taught her that Drayton?
What has been your favorite kids movie?
Do you have a fav line that you ran around the house saying like “Boo”?
Let me know. We need a smile…..and some new movie ideas for their birthdays.