I loved movies as a kid. I love movies as a grown up. The chance to check out with mindless entertainment and enter a different world gives me the chance to relax and spend time with my family. Special joy comes when I can introduce my kids to some of my favorites from when I was a kid. Goonies, Princess Bride, Labyrinth to name a few.

Tonight it was Turner and Hooch. I convinced them they would love it because of the dog. And they did. They laughed at Hooch’s antics and compared him to our own to puppies. The only problem is that I forgot how the movie ended. If you haven’t seen it, spoiler alert, the dog dies. My kids were not happy. Not even when they got to see Hooch’s off-spring doing exactly what he did. No dog should ever die in a movie they told me. They also could no longer understand why I liked the movie.

Tomorrow it is West Side Story. Hopefully they like this one better. 🙂


4 thoughts on “Movies

  1. Family movie nights are wonderful. Sometimes when we can’t decide on a movie we choose animations like ‘Totoro” or “Ponyo” even though the youngest is already 14. During winter holidays we do “Harry Potter” or “Lord of the Rings” marathons.

  2. I love how you made me remember similar moments in my own life. Our attempts to share simple childhood memories with our children sometimes have unintended results! It’s all part of the journey. . . One of my similar moments was years ago (as my children are now grown). The movie was “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” What I forgot? There was a “kid catcher” villain. They freaked out. And still laugh about it now.

  3. I agree that it’s a huge treat to introduce your kids to the movies you loved when you were younger–and then have them love them too! And I love Turner & Hooch even though the dog dies. There are puppies! It’s the circle of life!

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