On Friday I made a major sacrifice for me. My wife took my son to see Monsters University while I stayed home.
They needed some alone time together, which is understandable, and I watched the toddler, not at all imagining with extreme jealously the wonderful new Pixar film they were experiencing together.
On Saturday. I went to a wedding for a really great couple, one of my favorites. During the evening, I found myself standing around with a group of parents and the new Pixar film came up. The parents who saw it already fawned over it, one even declared it the best they have done.
Breathe deep, Scott, breathe…
Since starting this site I have written a few times on Disney and my fascination. Here are a few posts to check out:
- Walt and Me. One of my earliest posts and still true. In this one I discuss how I became a fan, and most of that falls on the shoulders of the amazing Disneyland.
- Pixar: the Film Studio I Would Sell My Soul To Write For. This post was true when I wrote it, and it is still true today. Seriously, they should call me.
- Why Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Kind of Disturbs Me. The title kind of sums up this entire post. I actually bring up Stockholm Syndrome.
- Taking on The Princesses. Me vs. My Two-Year Old Daughter’s Heroes. A new post from last week, where I try to understand the fascination children have with the royalty.
- My Awkward Relationship With Winnie-The-Pooh. A post by a person who has actually been to the real 100-Acre Woods… No, I am not joking.
- Discussing Brave. I really liked the film and this post has some of my initial thoughts.
Have a magical day!
Well, good for you for letting your wife and son have alone time 🙂 Now go grab your wallet and keys, because it’s time to see Monsters U!
Have you seen it? What did you think?
Ack, not yet! It’s on my list. I’m currently insanely behind on work, so I don’t get nice things until I catch up 🙂
I had no particular desire to see this movie, but my kids did, so we tried something new. We dropped our kids (our almost 9 and almost 12 year olds along with another 12 year old friend) off at the theater and walked a block away to another theater to see “Frances Ha,” miraculously playing at the same time. It was liberating, and all writers can probably appreciate this story of a young, floundering artist/dancer–and to the financial reality of making sacrifice’s for one’s passion. But my kids said “Monster U” was great also!.