17 minutes ago
Monday, February 11, 2013
"You watched Swiss Family Robinson too?"
"Oh, ya. I loved the coconut grenades."
"I loved the kissing."
A friend recently sold VHS tapes from her collection and I decided to grab up a few, including The Swiss Family Robinson, a classic I loved as a child. We love VHS tapes at our house because they don't get scratched the second a kid touches them and can handle some serious wear and tear. I only realized how fantastic old school tapes are after realizing that your chances of watching a 20 year-old tape from the library without skips far exceeded your odds with a year-old DVD.
My favorite part of the whole experience? I'm upstairs as Tim prepares the movie, listening to Ella chat with him. I laugh out loud as this conversation makes its way up to me:
Ella: "I wonder how they get ship wrecked."
Tim: "I know, but you'll have to watch to find out."
Ella: "How do you know?"
Tim: "I watched it when I was a kid."
Ella (incredulous): "But, how can you remember?"
I mean, really. 33 is just about the time memory loss sets in, right?