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    Tuesday, April 22, 2008

    Is it me?

    Sugar Daddy, bless his heart, jetted off to the White Sox-Yankee's game without me. This leaves me in a pickle. Kids. All day, all night. Alone. What to do, what to do?

    A movie! Of course. What a _____ idea!

    Good? Nope.
    Fun? Nope.
    Silly? Kinda.

    Gretta does NOT like to hold still. EVER. But I thought surely "Horton Hears A Who" would keep her attention at least a little. And it did, for approximately 15 seconds. After that, I was standing with her on the sidelines. Lucky for us, there was only a Grandma and her 2 Granddaughters in the audience, so hopefully they understood.

    In the meantime, I was caught wondering, "Am I the first person in the world to think this movie is weird?"

    I have heard from so many people how cute it is, and don't get me wrong, the animation and the voices are awesome, but the whole "believing in things unseen" was a little, i dunno, preachy to me. I mean, I have faith, of course I do, but I also wondered about past movies that have been ridiculed for their religious undertones. Golden Compass, anyone? Now if that one was so criticized for being of an Atheist view, why was this not singled out for being of a Christian view?

    I don't expect you to answer that, but I know some of you are substantially more well versed in pop culture and the ramifications of said undertones.

    Okay, also, Dr. Seuss has always kinda given me the creeps. I remember even as a kid, thinking "Why are those staircases just hanging in midair?" And thinking the roundness of the buildings, or sharpness of the flowers seemed alien-like.

    And yet I paid good money to see this movie. The kids loved it, of course, as kids would love pretty much anything with an elephant and monkeys, but I was disappointed. Too bad. I had high hopes.

    7 Response(s):

    amy k said...

    You are a brave, brave woman. Conquering a movie with three kids and no "magnificent" other to help. I gave up on movies last time we went. I ended up out in the hall with Katanya. I finally left Jake with the other kids and walked across the street to the mall. I had more fun there.

    I've heard good things about the movie as well, but now I'm hesitant to go see it. We always wait for the "cheaper" seats and then go see it. Maybe we will have to wait until the DVD comes out. : )

    Chelsea Wakley said...

    I have been dying to see it, I guess I will wait until it is at Redbox.

    Nunn said...

    So, did your kids like it? I'll bet Emma and Maggie loved it. Troy's kids can't stop talking about it to me. The only one they liked better was "The Chipmunks". Eli can't get over the "hey fellas" line. Keli, you of course know about the "fella"!!!

    Keli said...

    Oh, the "fella". Of course. Eli, he's a crack up.

    Yep, the kids liked it. Especially Maggie.

    b. brae said...

    okay - we went with our activity days girls to see this - and one of my girls said afterwards - that movie is about listening to the still small voice - isn't it?

    i was dumbfounded.

    and i love dr. seuss, but i don't think that was what he had in mind.

    amy k said...


    I do have to say I'm a sucker for Dr. Seuss's books though. It's just the whole rhyming, not making sense, imagination thing. Sometimes when reading them to your kids, it can take your mind off everything else and just allow you to relax and escape for awhile. Maybe that's because my real life is so crazy sometimes.

    SuperGabers - The Mom said...

    I think Dr. Seuss was on crack most of his life...

    ...and PuhhLuhheeesee... ANY movie with Jim Carrey in it is bound to be weird...