I just wanted to post really quickly about Bennett’s favorite movie of all time, so far.
I had grabbed the book version of this story from Goodwill a little while ago and he did like that, but he LOVES this movie. I had originally rented it from the library after I found it browsing the Children’s DVDs and I am glad that I did! I purchased it last night from Target since the library was taking its sweet time fulfilling my request for it even though I returned it on Tuesday! It was a good purchase, though, because I know we will be getting our money’s worth & then some with this one.
B knows what’s going to happen he’s seen it so many times… but he still wants to watch it over and over and over again. Even more than Thomas! Last night I got home after a marathon grocery shopping trip [i loathe grocery shopping!!!] and gave B an ice cream sandwich [his favorite dessert] since he had eaten a good dinner!!! He spotted the movie and he wanted to watch it instead of eating his ice cream sandwich…!!!! That is a devoted fan if you ask me!!
If your child hasn’t seen this movie yet, I would warn you there are a few parts that are darker… there is a scary nightmare train that of course causes a bump in the Little Engine’s journey, but of course this little sweet train makes it over the mountain in the end and everything is good again. I was hesitant at first about letting B watch such a thing but I cannot shield him from everything and the real world isn’t all happy and everyone isn’t all nice… and importantly… they overcome the nightmare train, and the bullies. All in all, this is a cute film for little ones and isn’t as annoying to watch as something like Thomas… I can say I’ve seen it a handful of times and I’m not totally sick of it yet… although I do have a strong feeling it won’t matter if I do grow tired of it, B will always want to watch it… and that’s OK with me. 🙂
And just as the train reaches the top of the mountain, B always says… “‘Gain!” … he wants to watch it all over again. Hard to tell the kid no!!!
Do your little precious angels have any favorite movies yet???
I know what I’ll be watching this evening… “Little Engine Could” !!