Back In My Day...
One of the fun things I've done with my kids over the last couple years has been to watch some of the classic movies from when I was young. Of course, we started with Star Wars, and my kids are junkies now. Then we moved on to Indiana Jones (but had to skip the 2nd one since it's a little intense). We also picked up ET along the way, and somehow it keeps coming to visit us from the library. Finally, we've just started into the Back to the Future trilogy. The thing that really gets me is how much swearing there is in that (PG) show! Back when I watched it as a kid, it surely didn't have that much swearing. I'm certain it's been redone to add more expletives than it originally had. That has to be the answer. Not like I want to admit that we just got immune to hearing all that. Anyway, the kids love it, and we find that we have to be a little more cautious about screening what (in our minds' eye) we originally thought would be great for them. Funny how that works.
Incidentally, Misha picked up on the storyline very quickly for BTTF part I. She says to me, "Are they going to use the broken clock tower?" Not bad for a 6yr old.
Finally, a funny thing happened with Kristen this morning. Of course, she has more hair than most adults. She was in our bed goofing around as 2yr kids do. She leaned over and started to fall out of the bed on my side. I reached over instinctively to grab her, and all I caught was her ponytail. Good thing I saved her hair from hitting the floor. She immediately poked her head up and yelled "Let Go!" at me, then got up, stomped out of the room, and slammed the door (only to return in 30 seconds). Guess catching a toddler by their hair is a good way to put them off.