The new favorite movies of Glo-Worm’s are Toy Story 3 and Shrek the Final Chapter. He loves these movies and watches them repeatedly. He ignores all of his other favorite movies to watch them.
It reminds me of when Uncle Dubby was young. He watched the same movies over and over and over…multiple times a day. He watched them so many times he would use random items in his room to help him act them out. The ones I remember him watching the most were; I Will Fight No More Forever and Where the Red Fern Grows. Neither of the these movies are particularly happy ones, but he loved them.
Which brings me back to my title. Having watched Toy Story 3 now for what seems like the gazillionth (and counting) time, I imagine that Glo-
Worm’s Buzz & Rex “wake-up” when we leave the room to talk, move about and interact with the other toys in his room. I have images of Big Bear trying to keep every one in line and then them dropping right back into place just before we open the door. Same with the toys in our basement too.
I can’t seem to stop thinking about this. What if this really did happen? I wonder what they think of Glo-Worm…do they feel the same love towards Glo-Worm as the felt towards Andy in the movie? I know…apples and oranges…my kid is real, Andy is not, the movie is entertainment and well, I have to admit we as humans are quite entertaining. Then I realized it made me use my imagination; if it made me use mine then surely it will make Glo-Worm use his. Sure enough…today while cleaning up some raisins on the floor…Buzz “had to help, mom.” Glo-Worm placed a raisin
in Buzz’s hand and made sure it went back in the box. There are other instances where Buzz has been used in some game that Glo-Worm is playing or Buzz is being a “big-helper.” Buzz (sometimes Rex) is Glo-Worm’s go-to toy at the moment. “Where my Buzz mom?” “Take Buzz with me daddy.” Glo-Worm can repeat lines from the movie and sometimes uses his toys to reenact a scene.
We try to keep Glo-Worm’s movies/shows to varied. He loves Tom & Jerry, Rocky & Bullwinkle, he will watch Willow and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, he loves Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins. He also likes any show on Disney Junior. We dislike a lot of the shows like Pokemon; mostly because they make no sense…hmmmm, I think we are showing our age. We would rather him be out of the loop with some of the other kids, but we still try to keep him in the loop with more current movies (hence the Toy Story & Shrek movies). There are a few other classic movies we want to get him, but we are in no hurry.
What movies are your kids favorites and why? What movies from when you were a kid have you introduced them to that they now love? Which movies have your kids watched so many times they can act them out?
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