Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Every summer since Diva was little, we have had kind of a little home schooling session. No, not math or science or anything that would be considered useful to her academic career. Instead, we watch movies.
I pick a theme every year and then rent/borrow/stream movies that fit that theme.
Past themes have included musicals, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers films, etc. This year, Engineer picked the theme - something he has never done before - and that theme is movies from the 80s.
He felt that we had somehow deprived our child of some classic films such as "The Neverending Story" "Rocky" "The Goonies" "Gremlins" and various others.
Yes, the movies from our childhood have been playing one a day while Diva is home.
Everything from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" to "Adventures in Babysitting" to "Star Wars" (which I know is not technically an 80s movie but she had to see the first one before she could see the others right?) to "Can't Buy Me Love" to "Space Camp" have gotten screen time.
I had no idea how she would react to these movies that hold such nostalgia for her Daddy and me.
Here's the thing: she is loving them!
It's funny to hear her reactions and observations. Like the fact that all the same actors are in all these movies. Or how the plots are all so predictable. From the title, she will guess the plot...and is usually right.
Ferris has been her favorite thus far...until she saw "Back to the Future." And they were both neck and neck until "The Karate Kid" was shown. When it finished she shouted, "That. Was. EPIC!!!!!!"
Yes it was my dear. Just as epic is was to me when I saw it in the theatre...30 YEARS AGO!!!!!
1-4-3 EM for making a great suggestion!
1-4-3 DM for validating my childhood viewing.