The last few months have been crazy busy and Christmas seemed to leap out at us from nowhere. One of these years I’ll remember that a quick blink after Hallowe’en and we’re at Christmas. One of these years…
Anyway. With Greer starting nursery and Erica starting school this year, we officially have all of our children in the education system. It seemed only fitting that both Bob and I return to it too, with me working on an Early Education qualification and Bob studying for certification in Computing. It’s been a lot of work to try and ensure each element of our lives has equal importance and time dedicated, so a fortnight off was welcome news!
I had big dreams of a quiet and calm festive season but of course with four children it never quite pans out like that. I put my foot down about New Year though and so we have spent yesterday and today watching classic movies from our childhood. So far we’ve got through:
1. The Goonies
Lauded as a childhood classic, I actually only saw this for the first time when I was around 22. The kids LOVED IT.
2. The Neverending Story
Amazing. I remember watching this at school for the first time, I think I was about 7? Still love it. Erica and Findlay were into it, Greer thought it was very sad and Nairn was too busy making a wall out of clay (don’t ask. That’s a post in itself.)
Who doesn’t love a story about a man trying to steal the family dog so he could test out a new range of bullets? Cheerful and uplifting holiday fun. The kids haven’t stopped nagging us for a dog since we watched it. We also watched Beethoven’s 2nd which was predictable, daft fun. We haven’t (yet) watched the third…
4. Teen Wolf
The hands down (paws down?) favourite with our brood. Nairn keeps asking to watch the “Hairy Man show”. Must reinforce the actual title lest he asks this in front of unknowing family members.
Can you remember your favourite childhood movies? What would you add to your list of must-watch films from your younger years?
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This post was written by Vonnie on January 2, 2013