Disney World - it truly is a magical place. I have been once and that was 25 years ago - it was one of the best vacations ever! I am very excited to take John to see the shrine built in honor of a mouse. I want to wait until he is a few years older so he can really enjoy it and remember it! Every time we see the Disney logo I promise John that I am going to take him there - someday.
John is starting to really get "into" movies now. The last two nights we have watched two Disney Movies - "Ratatouille" and "Up". I made ratatouille for dinner Wednesday night so we HAD to watch that movie as we ate the ratatouille. Very cute movie but John and I were not too crazy about the ratatouille - Randy liked it. We watched "Up" last night and had a good cry. Even though "Up" is a animated film it is more for adults. I highly recommend it!!! It was a very sweet and funny movie.
John and I have watched other movies while Daddy is at work - "Snow White", "Pinocchio", and "Lady & The Tramp". I want to buy him "Lion King" for Valentines - that is one of my favorites!
As I am older now and paying more attention to the movie I have noticed something about these Disney movies...and it sort of bothers me.
In almost all of the Disney movies someone or something dies. For the most of them...it is a parent or significant person in their life. For example....where is Snow White's Mother or Cinderella's Mother and why does the step-mother have to be wicked? (I actually know a few step-mothers that are not wicked but I also know one....oh - never mind!) How about Lion King - why does the Dad have to die...IN FRONT of the son? Where is the Mother in Ratatouille? I could go on and on....but do you see my point?
What's up with that?
Oh well....everyone in the movie does live happily ever after - right? And that's the point - right? Just thinking out loud.
Side Note....John's cousin Ryan bought him a Mickey and Minnie Mouse for Christmas - and John love's them!! Especially Minnie! Almost daily we have to give them a bottle and lay them down for naps! It is really funny. John carries that Minnie around - everywhere!