So, a few weeks ago we bought a DVD of "The Princess Bride" at a yard sale for a couple dollars. I knew the girls would love it, I love it, Joel probably loves it...I mean, who doesn't love it? It didn't get watched for a while after we bought it, though. We were gone a bunch and the girls had a couple other movies they were kind of addicted to.
Well, last week while Bria was at school and the baby was sleeping, Chloe asked if she could watch a movie. I said she could and she brought me "The Princess Bride." She asked what it was called, and then wanted to know if it was about a Princess who gets married. "Sort of, " I told her, "Do you want to watch it?"
Yes she did. So I put it on, and then went out to paint furniture in the garage. (Yes....I think I need an intervention. I've been painting every piece of furniture in our house!)
Well, while I was painting, the door to the garage kept opening about every 2 minutes with updates on the movie.
"Where did fawn boy go?"
"Mom! Is the guy climbing the rope a bad guy?"
"They're fighting with their swords now!"
"Does the guy in bed ever get better?" (I thought she was asking about Westley, but she was actually asking about Fred Savage's character.)
"That big guy is funny, huh!"
"Why are they choking?"
"What is that big ugly thing that bit fawn boy?"
"He's doing guide my sword now, Mom!"
"Why is she marrying the king? I thought Westley was gonna come get her! Where is Westley, Mom? Isn't he gonna come?"
"Westley came now!!!"
"Why does Westley say gently to her?"
I don't know when I've ever seen her more excited or more full of questions about any particular movie. It was a Friday when she first watched it, so Bria was allowed to watch when she got home from school and Chloe could not wait for Bria to see it too. She gave Bria running commentary the entire time and was personally offended that Bria wasn't doing cartwheels and jumping jacks over how wonderful this movie is.
Needless to say, Chloe has watched it just about every day since and goes around the house quoting her favorite parts of the movie. Today, she even made a dagger out of her legos, wrapped it up in a doll blanket, set in on her dresser and came to get me.
"Mommy! Lay down on my bed and you be Westley...you say, 'There's a shortage of perfect brents in the world.' Say that, okay Mommy? "
And then she unwrapped her lego dagger.