Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Blast from the Past

Since Christmas when Joseph saw the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, he's been obsessed with them. I decided I should show him who the original chipmunks were and put a DVD of their shows on hold at the library. When we brought it home, the opening theme song made me feel like I was 10 years old again. It was weird! Turns out, Joseph didn't really like them so much. He thought his chipmunks were way better. Then at the library, the Garfield and Friends DVD caught my eye. I used to watch that show every Saturday morning when I was a kid. And Joseph now loves Garfield and Odie just like his mom. It's so fun to introduce him to the stuff I loved as a kid and have it still be relevant to him. I also brought home a CD of Disney movie songs and now Joseph knows a song from all my favorite Disney movies: The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast. It's amazing how those songs bring back the images of the movie so clearly in my mind. So now we've got a lot of movie watching to do. :) We watched Homeward Bound together the other night, and I sobbed just like I always do at the end when Shadow and Chance and Sassy make it back home to their owners. Is anybody with me? How fun to have a kid to share these things with.

See if you have the same flashbacks. I bet you'll be singing, "doo, doo, doo doo doo doo!"

10 comments:

rose, aaron, gavin & hayden said...

sooooooo funny.
i've done that with a few things with g, and he doesn't really get that I was his age once. so he doesn't really believe me when i say that "that was my book when i was your age."
yeah, right, mama.
gotta bring back smurfs too...

rose, aaron, gavin & hayden said...

oh, and is he obsessed with saying the "bow chicka wow wow" line from the movie? it seems like every kid is.

Emily said...

I totally used to love Alvin and the Chipmunks...they were awesome! And i thought homeward bound was super funny too. I can't wait until Easton gets into all that stuff!

Breanne said...

That is awesome! I have the problem at my house that Xander watches Ninja Turtles and He-Man with Pat!! But he loves them!

Ryan said...

So, somehow today I found all of my old high school friend's blogs. This is Ryan Whitaker. You should drop by our blog sometime.

Cheers!

Carol and Bruce said...

I'm with Joseph, I like the new version better. Their voices grind on my nerves though:)
I loved Homeward Bound and of course, cried every time.

*Stephanie Mitchell* said...

How funny!!! I LOVE homeward bound! Don't worry, i cry at the end too! haha Thats so fun to be able to share that with your boys! I can't wait til i have kids and i can share my music and movies from when i was younger!

Amelia said...

nice! i love it! why don't they make cartoons like that anymore?

Misha said...

I love the old Disney movies, such classics! The songs are unbeatable! How fun Joseph is liking your past favorites, they bring back sooo many memories! I think I'll have to introduce Caleb to some of this stuff pretty soon...that way we can both enjoy the movies!

Robertson Family said...

The chipmunks were the best! That did bring back some great memories. Who took the professional pictures of your kids? Those are so adorable! They seriously look so great! And how are your possum friends doing?