Saturday, February 9, 2008

A Movie Night.

Seth had planned to take David today to the French Institute in the city to see a movie called "The Red Balloon" which was supposed to be followed by arts and crafts. We figured, it is never too early to introduce him to a foreign film especially since he perfected English language so well (sarcasm). Actually, this movie doesn't have much dialog. It is about a balloon that follows a boy around Paris. I suppose it sends a message of friendship and loyalty.
This morning we found out that all tickets for the movie were sold out. We knew we had to improvise especially since we had told David that he and daddy would take a train and a bus to see a movie. He's been talking about it for days now.
So, instead, we drove to a Ridgewood library and borrowed the "The Red Balloon" dvd and settled for a movie night at home.

David's inhaling the smell of butter in a popcorn package.


At first, he seemed disappointed not to use a stove to make popcorn. A wide grin appeared on his face as soon as we told him he could press a few buttons on a microwave.


And here they are: munching on an entire bowl of popcorn (they both finished it all before the movie ended) and enjoying a foreign film.


Once the popcorn was gone, Julia lost all interest in the movie, but David was glued to the screen for its entire duration. Nothing beats the comfort and convenience of a home. Did David understand the movie's underlying message? We shall see how he treats his sister tomorrow, but I doubt much will change.

3 comments:

Sadaf Trimarchi said...

I remember that movie. It's a good one!

Anonymous said...

microwave popcorn is a bag full of chemicals. don't feed that to your kids!!!!

Seth said...

*sigh* This is no longer an issue. Those "harmful chemicals" are no longer used.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/06/business/06popcorn.html