Friday, December 28, 2012

Things Casen Learned From the Movies

Josh and I usually watch a lot of movies and TV over Christmas break. With not working as much, we catch up on old favorites or watch new ones we get. One break (pre-kids), we watched about three 3 seasons of Alias in about a week. Oh those were the days!

This year we have continued the tradition with movies that the boys can watch, too.  Though L Child falls asleep early on usually, C has enjoyed them. Here's what Casen has learned via the movie-watching:

1. The Grinch was a baby and a kid at one time just like all of us. So he was a baby who liked to eat glass? You still like him. (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas)

2. Movies and books tell different stories. After reading an abridged version of the original The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (thanks Mimi!) last week, the boys were introduced to the Oz world. Though the movie was a bit scary for them at parts, they knew what would happen so they handled the witch well.  Casen said a few times though, "This movie is different from the book!" I told him that's what happens when movies are made from books. He learned a sad truth, sigh, but maybe an important message: Always read the book first!

3. Star Wars came first, not Angry Birds. Casen was introduced to Star Wars by playing Angry Birds: Star Wars edition on Josh's phone. When we started Star Wars, Episode 1, Casen asked a few times, "Where are the birds?" "There's no pigs?"

4. He now knows how to properly ninja it up thanks to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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