June 27, 2010

Growing Like a Weed

So we're all hanging out with the baby and I think we've all become 18 months old.

Take this picture... I call this: One of These Things Just Doesn't Belong Here.

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She looks pathetic doesn't she, holding her little weed? She cracks us up.

Mo and I were talking about movies to rent to watch with the boys, movies they'd not seen. I said, "You know, there are a TON of great movies they've never seen that we loved! I should look them up on the 'net..."

Mo: You do realize, that is the equivalent of our watching movies with Nana, movies from the fifties.

Me: Yeah, but those movies were 30 years old... wait...

Regardless, I decided to look up old movies to see what they might like. Mo nixed a couple of them. There were evidently some things I didn't remember in some of them, but Mo did and upon hearing their names she'd say, "Mmm... right. Not that one..."

So today we rented... Airplane! Benign, right?


Until just now, and think back in the recesses of your brain when you saw this movie in 1980....

Everyone is sick in the plane. There is a blow up autopilot and he starts to deflate. The stewardess is on the flightdeck and she calls ground control to tell them the back up autopilot is deflating... to which they tell her there is a blow up valve under him, which happens to be between the legs.

I sat there thinking, "UH oh..."

Nobody said anything, Mo and I sat there quietly. Ringo absolutely knew what was going on and not a peep came from his side of the couch.

And at the end I heard Mr. T say, "Why is he smoking a cigarette now?"

I heard Bones say, "Because back when this movie was made, they let you smoke on airplanes..."

Mo and I sat there with eyes wide saying nothing...

Posted by Boudicca at June 27, 2010 09:45 PM

My brother Esau was an 'airy man.

Posted by: Angus of Argyle at June 27, 2010 10:06 PM

They aren't getting half the references. Mo is having to explain it to them. It's making me feel kind of old...

Posted by: Bou at June 27, 2010 10:07 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! I wasn't too far away from you this evening. I ate at 4th and Swift which is on North Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward.

Posted by: Denny at June 27, 2010 10:31 PM

Is that...a Santa Claus bib???

Posted by: Mrs. Who at June 27, 2010 11:05 PM

I love the hair! We had a haystack like that and found a kid underneath it! :D

Posted by: PeggyU at June 28, 2010 12:31 AM

my 13 yo has seen airplane enough to be able to recite it.

I've never seen it.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at June 28, 2010 08:33 AM

Airplane would be a great movie to watch with older (pre or early teen) kids - except for that one scene. I remember a similar scene in Ghostbusters (Dan Ackroyd's ghostly "dream") where you needed to either distract the kids real quick or be ready with a plausible explanation.

And I now can see why you call your eldest Ringo. Can't hardly see his face through all that hair.

Posted by: diamond dave at June 28, 2010 09:14 AM

ha! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy do parents do that to their kids?

Posted by: Jean at June 28, 2010 10:06 AM

As soon as you said Airplane I knew exactly what was... well let me rephrase that - Knew the scene - it was the first thing I thought of. ROFLMAO.

Posted by: Teresa at June 28, 2010 12:36 PM

Surely you can't be serious.

I am serious, and don't call me Shirley.

Posted by: Jerry in Indiana at June 28, 2010 02:40 PM

If it makes you feel any better, I rented The Hangover, and just about the time it started got a call from an old friend and left the room...came back to find the end credits rolling and both my kids red faced.....yep, parenting took a hit that day.....

BTW, isn't 18 months a little young for Weed?


Posted by: P'cola Titan at June 28, 2010 11:53 PM

PT - as long as they don't let her inhale...

Posted by: Teresa at June 29, 2010 01:20 PM