The FFN movie was a disappointment for me. Well, I had seen it so many times as a kid, that I remembered all the dialog, everything that occurred, etc, etc. It is just the story line. It makes no sense. I mean, it does, but it is stupid! The planet of Fantasia, or whatever it is called, has too many different kinds of living beings, it gets confusing. The boy, Atrayu (or however you spell his name) screams all the time and he is annoying. The luck dragon is just plain idiotic. "With luck you can do anything"? Come on. The whole puppet thing bothers me anyway. But---the kids loved it. Loved it. Lisa, I would dare not see a sequel. The first is bad enough.
On Saturday I needed to make some dessert because we were heading out to D.C. to a friend's house for dinner later, and so I asked the Girl if she wanted to accompany me to the store. She is such a tremendous help to me at times. When we got in the store, she had gotten one of those mini carts to push around. At first, she just sat down in the bottom basket, thinking she could just rest or something. I had to grab it quickly because she tripped and fell on her hands, way too heavy for the cart. She stood up, walked beside me by a pile of fruit, and sort of sulked.
I asked her if she was ok. She said she was fine, but she got scared and is embarrassed. I hugged her, consoled her, and we moved on.
When we finished, I went to the self-check line and the Girl bagged up the groceries and put them in the cart. I didn't have to do anything, it was really nice. She also insisted that she push the cart to the car, she could "handle it."
Earlier in the day we got on the subject about how I make mistakes and how imperfect I am. She refused to believe this. She would shake her head and get upset about it.
So---while in the car on the way home from the store, I said to her, "You know, I really like you. I even like when you trip or fall or make mistakes. I love you just the way you are. You are imperfect, but I love you that way!"
I got a good look at her face in the rear-view mirror. Her head sort of snapped up, her eyes looked at me wide, and her face took on a mature and steady glance. "Mom," she said, "That just doesn't make any sense."
You can imagine how I laughed all the way home.