Saturday, February 14, 2009

Too Much of a Good Thing

Why is it that when kids find a movie they like it has to be played over and over and over again. I've never understood this and I didn't do it as a kid just ask my mom. In fact neither did Steph or Nick. Yes we loved movies and watch them more than once but never the same movie more than once a day or even two days in a row unless it was the standard 3 day rental from Blockbuster and we new it was going back.

Now my baby brother KJ was different. At about 2 1/2 he found a movie that he was head over heals in love with and if he was at home and it wasn't on in the living room he would scream and cry until we put it on. He ended up ruining this movie for me even though it was a great one. The movie was The Lion King and to this day I can't not stand to watch it. It brings back those irritating feelings from the days of KJ's obsession with it.

According to my MIL Dave was also like this as a kid only his Lion King was Major League. He could recite every line in that movie by heart without the movie on and to this day still knows most of it. So I am guessing this is where my children get this from. So far neither of them have been addicted to a single movie for more than a couple of months but even that is too much. Currently we are on the Ghostbusters kick. We bought the box set for them on the 1st and since then there have only been three days that one of these movies has not been played. Most evenings we watch both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. At first I didn't mind because I could put it in and cook dinner without them bugging me or getting into things but I have now reached the point where I'm starting to hate these movies and I don't want that. They really are good movies so I don't want them to become another Lion King for me. I really need to find them a new movie to watch.


Anonymous said...

Oh come on Jess, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!!! You know you love it. :) - tif

Mom to 3 Monkeys said...

My kids do this! I'm always relieved when its a movie I actually like to start vs don't at all. Spy Kids III not so much so I hated that kick. Wall-E lately I was ok with. Its kinda funny and I appreciate a new kick but ya it can start to grate too. My hubby starts to HATE these movies after 4-5 playings in his presence. Funny.

Lindsay said...

Oh I loved Lion King....probably still one of my favs.... LOL! I understand where your coming from though....after a couple of times watching something it can really drive you nuts.

My kids are not so bad about that yet. Although we did watch the Mickey Christmas movie over and over. They usually go upstairs and watch most movies in Mady's bedroom so that helps so I don't have to watch them over and over.