Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dennis the Menace

A&A&C have enjoyed watching Little Nemo, requested Toy Story, and seen their fair share of Dora movies, but the unanimous household favorite, without a doubt is "Dennis the Mennace" - the 1993 version w/ Walter Matthau.. This past summer, we went to Wal-Mart and let the kids pick out a dvd for our road trip to the Frio. We stuck to the $5 movies and though I was initially against this movie because I didn't think the kids would like it, it was the one we walked away with. We wound up not even needing the movie for the drive, but the first time it played after we got home, it became an instant hit.
A few weeks after it's first viewing, Wes heard Avery in her room by herself talking. He couldn't tell what she was saying at first, but then he picked up on words from the movie. Yes, at the age of 4 she can recite words from movies better than her mama (I am terrible!).
There is one part of the movie where Margaret calls one of the little boys a "stupid baby rump kisser" (if you haven't seen the movie, she made this boy close his eyes and tricked him into kissing the baby's "rump"). Stupid is not a word I wish for the kids to use in everyday language, but to hear them recite the entire scene word for word cracks me up. If that makes me a bad mom, so be it... it really it pretty hilarious.
Caleb is still scared of the "bad man" in the movie. When they watch it, they often climb behind all the pillows on the couch to "hide" from him. Avery holds his hand and reassures him the bad man won't get him.
Considering Wes and I aren't really movie people, we don't see new movies too often, so this could be a favorite for a while!

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