Saturday, August 25, 2012

Toy Story 'In Real Life'

When it comes to movies (and games), Shaun has an amazing memory! He memorizes full scenes...and in some cases, full movies. A few nights back he recited the entire Bedtime for Frances DVD for me, start to finish with every little sound! With his favorites, he even likes to recreate them 'in real life'.

A few days ago (as I might have mentioned briefly), Daddy made Shaun watch the first Toy Story movie. He'd been watching the 3rd one every day, but like all other Pixar movies, refused to watch the other two. We're not sure what it is about Pixar movies that freaks him out, but he is certainly not a fan! (Though he does love the intro as well...hence his new lamp friend!) Anyway, after watching it that once he refused to watch it again...but apparently, some scenes still stuck with him...imagine our surprise when Shaun walked through the living room carrying a roll of duct tape, Buzz Lightyear and a little rocket toy from the Dollar Tree. Both being fans of the movie and knowing how Shaun's mind works at times, we knew exactly where this was going!! He was going to attempt to make Buzz fly. Perhaps forcing him to watch it was not the best idea!? At least this rocket didn't require a flame as it did in the movie, right?

Needless to say, I'm pretty sure my child is a genius...though it remains to be seen if he will use that genius for good...or for sending poor defenseless toys into outer space!

Disclaimer: No toys were harmed in the making of this blog post.


  1. Your blog is beautiful. :)

    And I'm impressed with your son. Not only does he have good taste in films (the third Toy Story is the BEST one) but apparently he's really smart. When I was his age, I don't think there's a chance I would have even known where to begin recreating Buzz's flying adventures. Duck tape and all! That's awesome! :)


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