On Movies & Our Kids

October 11, 2011 in Fatherhood Insights  

Past Sunday with my kid was all hangover meds1 and Pixar movies.

Everyone’s got an opinion on TV time and toddlers. Some are more informed than others. Some, like my wife’s, are more opinionee than others.

Whatever your thoughts on the rules of TV for kids, watching movies with my son has become one of my favorite parenting activities. He cuddles up into me, we throw un “Inkredeeyiols™” (The Incredibles) and watch and talk about the movie.

He’s young, so he doesn’t offer any valuable thoughts on cinematography, dialogue, etc.. However, his reactions and smiles and toddler hollerings of lines from the movies are epic and lovely. It’s been great discovering and reliving some of these movies with him.

Below is a video which sums up what I love so much about movies with my son. It documents possible the most special cinematic moment any of us will share with our under 12 year olds. Do you remember where you were when you saw this scene?


  1. French toast, phở and Fernet Branca. ↩

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Dave Wilkinson October 13, 2011 at 4:28 am

Best reaction. EVER!

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Chase October 13, 2011 at 8:44 am

So good. So *so* good.

Shelly October 13, 2011 at 3:13 pm

That’s how I still feel every time I see that scene. WHAT?!!! WHOA…

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