Monday, July 02, 2007

Dog Days of Summer

Wondering what that really means, I looked over at Wiki. Yet again, he had the answer. Man, term papers would have been a breeze if Wiki were around when I was in school.

But seriously, it is the hot season. My yard is brown because it is so hot and I'm too cheap to spend as much on watering as I should. We water just enough to keep it from total death.

The Things decided it was too hot to go to the pool so instead we sought comfort at the movies yesterday. Went to see Ratatouille. Cute movie, even if the scampering and scurrying scenes forced me to cover my eyes. I'm not a fan of rodents traveling in large groups. Ewww.

The movie itself was fun to watch as a grown up. But just like the last kiddie movie we watched (Meet the Robinsons), I was wondering who was their target audience? There were plenty of little kids in the audience and yet the message of the movie was definetly geared towards an older set. You have the animation element. You give it the G rating, and I think families figure it is OK for any age child. But the story required a fair amount of listening and it was rather long making it more appropriate for the school aged child. Towards the end I spotted a couple preschoolers playing off to the side. I think the message was lost on the little ones and there wasn't enough action to at least keep them engaged.

So, that is about it over here. I just figured I should put something up on the blog since Hubby commented last night "behind in your blogging, eh?" as he surfed.

Blame it on the heat...even the boys aren't making funny remarks!


tz said...

thought that was a cute movie....i was even thinking of finding a recepi and making it with the kids for fun.

we've been doing a lot of movie stuff....evan almighty good too.

Aimee said...

We went last night and Lindsey lost interest about 5 minutes before it was over. She's starting to be able to sit for longer periods of time, thankfully. I still want to see "Shrek the Third" but may have to save my "movie experience" for the 5th Harry Potter.