Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Family Movie Night

So Monday is set to be our Family Home Evening where we learn about the gospel and have prayer and treat and what not, but tonight I just got a good movie and we all plopped in front of the TV to watch it.

It was one of the cutest movies for families and had so many good little lessons in it and the best part about it is it took me back to my childhood when I was addicted to reading "Beezus and Ramona" books!

We watched "Ramona and Beezus."

When I first brought the DVD home from RedBox Brother looked at the title and said, "Roman and Jesus?" I laughed and told him "close" and then showed him it was Beezus, but hey, at least he is reading 50/50—right—it rhymed... (smile)

3 Main Reasons Marc and I liked this movie:
1- It showed parents of 3 children dealing with financial hardship and neither one had an affair or asked for a divorce because of it.
2- Portrayed a father who was loving of his children and wife and was willing to do what he could for work
3- The parents weren't betrayed as stupid and, therefore, the children did not have to come to the rescue and solve all the problems for their parents

My kids really liked it too.

So, back to reminding me of being a kid...

I loved reading, much like my dad loves reading (OK, maybe not that much). But I remember sitting in my room on the green shag carpet on the square that the sunlight shone through and kept me warm reading. "Ramona Quimby Age 8" was one of my favorites. I also read many, many other books in that room: The Hobbit, The Mouse and The Motorcycle, Chronicles of Narnia, Agatha Christie mysteries, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, among many other wonderful, entertaining, and inspiring books.

I am so thankful that I have the love of reading. Right now I am still trying to finish a book I started quite a while back, but have not taken the time to just sit and read a book lately. I have been reading Fablehaven, The Black Cauldron and now Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader to Brother each night. Thank goodness he like to hear me read, at least that way I get some reading in each day.

I have also been reading this.

Well, go enjoy a good book today and tell me what you are reading!

2 remarks:

Mariah said...

How to Win Friends and Influence People (watch out world :)), The Little Prince (with my kids), Abram's Daughters (series about an Amish family) and I just started The Candy Shop War. Yes, I'm reading all of them at the same time!

Kirsten Amelia said...

Hee hee I would do the same thing. I love sitting right where the square of light comes in.