One day Anni was twirling and singing one of her original compositions.
"It's my gift!" she declared.
Dizzy, she fell with spectacular gracelessness.
Laying on her back on the tile floor she began flapping her arms and legs
as if she were making a snow angel.
"Falling down is also a gift!" says she.

Monday, June 13, 2005

oh, the inappropriateness of it all

I am getting really tired of the non-stop promotion of Disney movies, especially when I have the feeling that it's not a movie that Annika is ready to see. The latest bombardment is the Lavagirl/Sharkboy movie. Last night, Annika had non-stop nightmares about a shark coming through the window and eating Hepburn ("Oh, mommy! Our cat was ruined!") Now this morning she was telling me that she wanted to go see the "Lovergirl" movie. "You mean Lavagirl?" "Yes, Lovergirl... She lives in Ho-land." (yes, pronounced like "hoe," with its double meaning and all) "You mean Holland?" (remember, we flew through Amsterdam on our recent trip) "No, Lovergirl lives in Ho-land" Whatever. Not entirely inaccurate, I guess, given the general open-mindedness of the Dutch on matters of prostitution and such.


Blogger Jay said...

She actually lives on Planet Drool.

Now, are we worried that I know this?

6/13/2005 5:31 PM  
Blogger liz said...

This is why we don't let Muffin Man watch commercial television. Soon he'll be old enough to work the VERY COMPLICATED remote control, but for now he is at the mercy of Mommy & Daddy. Hahahhahaha!

6/13/2005 9:54 PM  
Blogger trisha said...

Yes! Isn't it great that remotes are so complicated! Yay for technology!

6/14/2005 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Marisa said...

I can't wait to have kids so I can tell stories like you Moreena!

6/15/2005 2:20 PM  
Blogger corndog said...

Yeah, Disney's kind of a mixed blessing in our house. But a little inappropriateness can undo a lot of overearnest tank engines or annoying explorers.

6/15/2005 8:09 PM  

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