Monday, March 19, 2012

Makes My Monday: Speaking for the Trees

Had a great evening with the whole family last night when we went to see The Lorax.  Here are my kids, 15 and 14 and 14 years old, and we still all love going to see a kiddie movie together.

Back when the kids were very small, I subscribed to a Seuss-of-the-month club and got a new Dr. Seuss book each month for several years.  I treasure all of the memories and the kids remember all of the books well.

The Lorax is one of the more sophisticated stories with a message, but even children can relate to how much the Barbaloots love their trees and how wrong it would be to cut them all down.

The movie is gorgeous and my kids burst out laughing at many of the funny parts.They have pretty sophisticated tastes now, so I consider this high praise for the movie.

It struck me as we were walking out toward the car that although they still enjoy kiddie movies, my three have really grown up.

"I liked the music!"  I said
"I already downloaded it!" chimed in Drama Girl as she started playing it back on her phone.
"Hey!  The Once-ler was Andy from The Office!" said Jungle Boy, also tapping away at his phone as he researched the cast list.

I miss reading them stories at bedtime.  Thanks for all the happy memories, old and new, Dr. Seuss.

Makes My Monday is hosted by Cheryl at Twinfatuation

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Melissa said...

I love how the traditions have carried forward in your lives...

Cheryl Lage said...

We are Lorax lovers as well! While we haven't seen the movie, we ADORE the book. He-Twin actually played the Lorax in a church play.

Knowing your family has similar loves Makes My Monday!

Thank you so much for playing along.

Tami said...

My 21-year-old son took his girlfriend to see it and loved it. I know he had the book as a child - same Dr. Seuss book club :) - but he didn't remember it. I downloaded the interactive version on my Nook and he "read" it when he was home for spring break.

Michele said...

I think we were in the same book club! My teens still like the kid movies too! 'Up' is a favorite here. We'll have to go see the Lorax. Thanks for the recommendation :-)

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