Tuesday, October 3


Lately, Nicholas has become obsessed with one particular movie... The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl. He demands to watch it atleast once a day, every day! There are times when I tell him that Shark Boy & Lava Girl have gone to bed, so that I don't have to "fight" with him because I won't turn it on again. It's just easier that way. I don't understand this obsession. He's only two! This movie was obviously targeted for older kids & therefore, should be more appealing to that age range. The twins first saw it after their 4th birthday, when we rented it at Blockbuster & really liked it. It was cleverly done (and cheap!), so I bought it for them. And, now, Sydney & Samuel don't even watch it anymore. But, Nick is glued to the screen whenever it's on. Not Sesame Street... not Blue's Clues... not The Backyardigans... not Clifford... only Shark Boy & Lava Girl! I'm really sick of those two characters!

When the twins were younger, they had an obsession with Finding Nemo. Sydney used to ask constatnly for "Memo". And, I always had to fast forward through the first part of Nemo, when the shark attacks Marlin's home & eats his wife & kids. Sydney & Samuel hated the beginning! They wouldn't watch it at all! Who can blame them? That is pretty scary for toddlers. However, I didn't think that obsession was too strange. I mean, it was a cartoon & it did appeal to small kids. The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl, however, has me perplexed.

Or, maybe he just takes after his Daddy, who can watch the same movie over & over & over. And, who has a passion for Robert Rodriguez films. Yep, that's gotta be it!