We are taking the kids to Paris today! It will be their first time there. I’ve been trying to prepare them for the past few weeks with movies about Paris. I’m not sure if they really learned anything from the movies I picked. The reactions went a bit like this:
Hunchback of Notre Dame – Ended up in my son trying to walk like a hunchback for a week.
A Cat in Paris – Kids in deep discussion about if one could actually jump from rooftop to rooftop… well maybe if you were in shape… maybe if you had special shoes….
Hugo – Mainly just interested in the automatron. How to work it, how to build it. Didn’t seem to notice Paris or the history of movies in the film.
The Aristocats – Always just concerned about that one scene where the piano crashes through the floor. “They’ll get in trouble!”
Oh well…. They’ll just have to discover Paris on their own.
I finally broke down and starting showing my kids the other Star Wars movies. I’ve kept it down to the 3 originals, but have realized that they need to see the others to keep up with the kids at school. Tonight we watched the second in the series, “Attack of the Clones.” Comments:
“Why do they put flaming lightposts everywhere? That’s dangerous for drivers.”
“That Octopus Jedi is my favorite. Octo-go! Octo-go!”
(and commenting after I explain who the young Boba Fett is…)
“You know he’s bad because he tried to kill John Solo.”
It’s Han Solo.
“That’s right! John Solo is great!”