My kids were with my parents for the last three days. I met my dad halfway today at a restaurant to pick them up. During lunch he and the kids were both telling me about how they were watching Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry while they were there. They have never really seen either before. Not because I think it’s so terrible (although I could do without shooting people at point blank range) but we just don’t get any channels that play it.
My dad said they were both laughing hysterically at it…that my 4.5 year old daughter said it was “HILARIOUS!” My 7.5 year old son was regaling me with how Tom was trying to be a lifeguard but when he went to jump off the diving board, Jerry cranked it up into outer space. My daughter jumped in to continue that when Jerry jumped in the pool, all of the water splashed out, and he smacked into the ground underneath. Then my son finished with the fact that the water then all fell on top of Jerry. They told it with such enthusiasm, excitement, and pure joy. It was so fun to listen to.
In the car on the way home, I got to hear all about the Coyote and the Roadrunner (or chicken if you hear it from my daughter. “Sister, just so you know, it’s a roadrunner.” “I just want to call it a chicken, okay!”) “And then the coyote did this and the roadrunner did that and then the coyote did this and the chicken did that. It was so funny!!”
On Friday nights we usually watch a movie and eat pizza on the couch. The kids tend to want to watch the same movies over and over. But as I was scrolling the options, I see one come on the screen that we had not watched and that I think just might be PERFECT for today. I turn it on. “Nooooo!” I hear from my son. Then, “What is it?” Yep, that’s my son, saying no before he even knows what it is. Then he hears the music and sees a character come on the screen. “Ohhhh! Yeah!” What did he see? Bugs Bunny. What movie did I pick?
Yes! Space Jam! I loved it! I hadn’t seen it in a long time. Probably since it came out. And that’s also the time I was still watching basketball. I stopped watching when the Bulls all split up after all the championships (I’m from Chicago). But before that, I watched every game, knew all the players on all the teams. So I was super psyched when I was seeing all my guys on the screen! It was like I was transported back in time!
And the best part of watching this was watching and listening to my daughter. She busting a gut the whole time, with the cutest, most precious smile on her face. I couldn’t get enough. It was harder to read my son. He laughed a few times, but I couldn’t tell if he was enjoying it or not. After it was over, I asked him if he liked it, and he said he did. That’s a big win. He would let you know if he didn’t!
Yay! One more movie to add to the repertoire! And a fun family movie night 🙂