How many times have you caught yourself saying this to your kids?
I used to LOATHE my parents saying this to me.. and now I do it All.The.Time.
I tend to say it mainly when we are watching a movie, listening to a song, picking out clothes, disciplining them… the usuals. But today I’m just going to touch on the film/entertainment area.
For example, I think THIS is a classic…
Just click over and have a little listen. Oh the memories… I
still know knew every word to the songs “Sixteen going on Seventeen” & “My Favourite Things”
So.. the clever Mommy that I am, I thought … Hey! I’ll buy the DVD for my girls and we’ll have a ‘movie night’ with popcorn, chocolates and all those yummy things, and they will LOVE Maria as much as I do.
WHAT. WAS. I. THINKING?
We weren’t 5 minutes into the movie and one was spinning round doing her break-dancing on the carpet, one had creeped the laptop onto her lap, and one was moaning and whinging at full volume about how BOOORRRINNGG this movie is, and please can we put Drake & Josh on rather. Drake & Josh?? Who the heck are Drake & Josh?? I don’t recall one of the Von Trapp kids being called Drake. Or Josh for that matter.
Why oh Why are my children SO uncultured!!!??
The words ‘Children learn by Example’ are screaming in my head right now.
So that’s it. That’s my mission.
I WILL introduce my kids to some form of culture, starting with learning to love The Sound Of Music. Or any other Classic Movie for that matter. This could be a challenge… but I’ll keep you updated on my progress.
Hello Maria, So long Drake & Josh! Catch YOU on the flip side. Huzzah.