If The Lego Movie didn’t leave you with that catchy “Everything is Awesome” song dancing around in your head or give you the sudden desire to purchase and consequently (which was probably the movie’s overall intent) play legos immediately afterwards, then you cannot be human. Welllll, maybe you can be human, but a stuffy Lord Business has inhabited your body and made it impossible for you to have any fun. And that’s what the movie was: fun, fun, fun!
In celebration of my youngest’s birthday, he got to pick the movie and activities for the day. After hearing The Lego Movie was pretty good (and knowing there were going to be familiar characters from my childhood in it), I proceeded to be thoroughly entertained for an hour and a half while thinking that everyone who took part in making the film was BRILLIANT!
I won’t give away any spoilers but I will tell you how the human characters resonated with me. Hubby didn’t like that real people were in it, but it all made perfect sense to me. In fact, it got me to thinking about the Star Wars collection I keep away from the children regardless of how many times my youngest has lectured me on the fundamentals of sharing every 6 months or so when he remembers that I have it.
Not that I haven’t lost an Obi Wan Kenobi (I think it’s supercool that spell check recognizes his name and makes no effort to mistake it for a misspelled word), one of my Luke Skywalkers (hmm, spellcheck didn’t recognize this one for some reason :( ) and my Darth Vader along the way, and the boxes are pretty banged up too. But I’ve always dreamed of setting up a curio somewhere with all of my novelty junk in it. Or maybe I’d envisioned sitting the kids down and making them suffer through the early stages of CGI in the first 3 movies — as a little history lesson — before letting them play with it, so they could have the same appreciation that I have. Who knows?
Either way, I haven’t been willing to “share” my cherished collection until now. So the next time one of my little ones breaches the subject, I’m ready to consider it…I said consider ;)
Have you’ve FINALLY let one of your little ones have something from your past? Your 70s bell-bottomed trousers? Baseball cards? Or Star Wars collection, maybe?