The other night Ruthie counted all the way up to 26, at which point she got caught in a vicious circle of never entering the 30’s. It went something like this: 24, 25, 26, 21, 24, 25, 26, 24, 25, 22, 23, 24, 21… and so on. It was hilarious, because she never seemed to realize she was stuck like a broken record.
Also, a couple weeks ago I took the kids to see Meet the Robinsons – part of the distraction of Bryan being gone for so long. Let me just openly remind movie theater managers that most G-rated movie-goers do NOT have the attention span to sit through previews. At the beginning of each one, Ruthie would shout out if this was the movie, only she kept getting the name wrong. It evolved…
IS THIS MEET THE ROBINS?
IS THIS MEET THE ROBINSES?
IS THIS MEET THE ROBIN?
IS THIS MEET THE ROBINHOOD? (my personal favorite).
There is one scene in the movie in which a scary dinosaur is trying to get the kid. Ruthie was terrified and jumped into my lap until this scene was over.
But Thomas? That was the ONLY part of the movie he paid attention to! He jumped up and down and growled back at the screen and pointed his ‘gun’ finger in retaliation.
It was awesome.