The boys and I have been watching a lot of movies lately. Pretty much every evening we’ve put on something. I’ve been trying to put on some older movies, but they started out very resistant. Anything older than 2005 was a no go. But I was able to gradually sneak things in, and now they’re pretty open to even 80s movies!
So far we’ve watched:
10 things I hate about you
Princess Diaries 2
To all the boys I’ve loved before
PS I still love you
Star Wars (the new one)
Parent Trap (the Lindsay Lohan one)
Freaky Friday (ditto)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
School of Rock
Their favorite so far was Ferris Bueller, which is the oldest movie we’ve watched, so yay!
We also have discovered that most movies have some kind of broken family situation. Mostly dead parents, but sometimes divorced. I think the only one with a functional family is Ferris Bueller! (Well, School of Rock doesn’t really involve a family, so it doesn’t count.) Just a random observation.
I’ve also watched a few movies with just one or two boys. Like, Oliver and I watched Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and Linus and I watched Groundhog Day.
So what’s next? Some ideas:
- The Hunger Games series
- Miss Congeniality
- Space Camp (if I can find it!)
- Wayne’s World (would they get it?)
- War Games
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
I’m open to ideas!