So we have movie nights on Fridays.
I like to put in movies that I watched as a kid. This means we've seen Hook and Curly Sue, to name a few.
Last Friday we saw Rookie Of The Year. I wanted to put this in because A) I think it's awesome and B) so Natalie would understand some baseball rules.
See, she just started playing baseball. And she doesn't completely understand all the rules. This is her first time playing the sport. And I don't watch games on TV, because yawn, so she only knew the basics. Because of this, she spent a lot of the time in the outfield doing cartwheels, kicking the dirt, and inspecting a bug. She'd let the ball roll past her and the coach would be like, "Natalie!" Then she'd go, "Oh. Oops!" and scramble for it.
She was better up to bat.
Sort of. She'd hit the ball. Run to the base. And then when the next kid hit the ball, she remained at the base because she said she liked it and did not want to leave.
"Run!" the coach yelled.
"OH!" Natalie answered, and took off. Half skipping. Half running. Lalala.
Kids and sports are fun to witness, let me tell you.
Anyway, my favorite line of Rookie Of The Year is when the doctor shouts, "Funky butt lovin'!"
The kids were amused too. We should all say "funky butt lovin'" the next time we're upset. Deal?
The thing about movie night is the kids will ask a bunch of questions. For instance, Natalie wanted to know where Henry's dad was.
"Is he deployed too?"
She later found out that his Dad left when his Mom got pregnant. Natalie was horrified.
"He left his BABY?" Natalie couldn't believe it.
Tommy wanted to know if everyone was still alive in the movie. He's obsessed with knowing if people are still alive in movies if they are made in the 90s and below.
"John Candy is dead," I explained. "Sad."
"Why are a lot of these people in Home Alone too?" Tommy wanted to know. He recognized Daniel Stern, John Candy, and the old guy who owned the Cubs from the Home Alone movies.
"I guess they're all friends," I answered.
"Is that an original Game Boy? Neat!" Tommy bellowed.
He's impressed that I had one too.
"And they're OLD!" Tommy yelled. When he saw my expression, he went, "I mean. You're not old. But the original Game Boy is."
It was nice to see Gary Busey in a movie before he lost his mind too. That's him up above playing Rocket, a guy who used to have an awesome pitch.
The kids liked the movie. Natalie thinks she understands baseball better. I told her NOT to say this:
If she does?
Funky Butt Lovin'!