Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Disney's "Babies"

Well, it was a bad idea to start the movies "Babies" without thinking about all that it would entail.

It's a movie about babies around the world, how they're raised, etc.  I thought it would be good for the boys to see it, because I want my kids to have a world perspective and think about how things are in the rest of the world, not just how it is in the US.

The second or third scene is a shot from Namibia....and the screen shows a great big pregnant belly and what you usually see in documentaries of tribes in Africa, half naked women.  So there is a huge belly and in the upper corner, a breast. 

Grown ups, it's okay, my three boys who live in America and don't usually see something like that because it's not part of our culture, not okay. 

So we stopped it and of course it's like at that moment you can't do anything fast enough, everything seems to go in slow motion.

Ryan said, "Okay, maybe we won't watch that all together."

I'm trying not to die.

Rylan starts giggling. 

I'm like, "Rylan, why are you laughing?"

And he says, "Because of that big belly on the TV!"

And Nate's laughing.

And Ryan and I are nervously laughing and giving each other looks like, "Oh my goodness!"

I really don't think he saw anything other than the huge belly, because, like I said, it was way up in the top part of the screen and she was rolling something on the ground, so you're attention really was focused on that part.  Even if he saw, it was hard to tell what it really was.

Who knows, but it was a good call by Daddy to stop watching it because the whole rest of the movie was filled with them!

Not just by the women in Africa, but by the hippie in San Francisco, too!

Sunday, July 3, 2011


My niece, Brooke, was over this week for a bit.  She is a beautiful, tall, blondie.  She's 13 years old and looks like she's going on 17.  I love that girl!

Anyway, we had a great time.  But one thing we all noticed is that Nathan, who is 4, would not leave her alone.

You know how little boys do. They want to show off every little thing they can do for whoever walks in the room.

I figured that he has a little crush, and at this stage, it's okay, because I know he doesn't realize that's his cousin and you don't like girls that are your cousins, etc.

Besides, he seems to really have a thing for blondes.

Did I ever tell you about the time when he was about 3 years old?

We were visiting churches, raising support, and he was in the Sunday School Class with the Pastor's wife of the church.  She was teaching them something, and she told me out of nowhere, that Nathan tapped her arm and pointed to a little blonde girl and said, "I like that one."

She was dying with laughter when she told me the story and said, "Well, at least he knows what he wants!"

And I'm dying, too, but not from laughter, from embarrassment!  But laughter came quickly after. :)