Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The sun will come out, tomorrow!


A few nights ago as I was putting Gabe to bed he seemed grumpy so I asked him what was wrong. He said he didn't want to go to bed. I told him that it was okay and tomorrow would be a great day. Then I started singing "The sun will come out, tomorrow - but ya gotta hang on till tomorrow" I got through a whole verse and then gave him a kiss and he said "MOM?! - who teached you that?" I laughed and said it's from a movie called "Annie". Then it struck me that none of my kids had ever seen Annie and that made me sad. I promised him we'd watch it someday and added it as a priority on our summer to do list. Almost every night since then Gabe and I have sang this song together and he now almost knows it by heart, it is so cute. Tonight, I went downstairs convinced I'd find this movie on VHS down there somewhere and there it was, right on the bottom shelf. The boys and I skipped chores, got out tv trays and snuggled up downstairs to watch it. I'd forgotten how much I must have watched this movie as a kid, I know it's been at least 15 years since I've seen this and I still knew every single song by heart. I'd also forgotten how risque Carol Burnett's character was, she ran around in her skivvies for practically the entire movie. Weird. The boys LOVED it though, it really surprised me how intently they watched and Sam and Gabe were fascinated by Punjab at the end as I always was too. I just loved it when he rescued Annie and kicked Rooster down the bridge. Take THAT Rooster, you big meanie! Sam and Gabe both wanted to be Punjab as they were climbing into bed and Sam asked me to wrap his little white blanket around the top of his head (like a turban) so he'd look more like him. I told him it was time for bed but maybe tomorrow, to which he added "Oh yeah, then I can look for a big red crystal for the middle" HA!! I can't believe he noticed that. So so funny. He also noticed that Sandy "magically" got a leash in the middle of the movie and said "Mom, how did Sandy get a leash?" I hadn't noticed that in all my childhood years - leave it to my smarty pants little 6 year old to figure that out right away! Joshua told me at the end that he KNEW that they would decide to keep Annie forever because that would have been so sad for her to have to go back to the yucky orphanage. It made me so happy to spend this time with them tonight, they are such good boys and I'm so so lucky.

12 comments:

AD said...

You rock as a mom!

SM said...

AWE!! That is sooooo sweet! I agree with AD. I tried to get my kids to watch Mary Poppins and was so sad when they got bored and went in the other room to play. I guess they've seen to many Disney/Pixar ones...

Kandis said...

I totally just got inspired to watch this movie for myself! I loved Annie growing up...it's just a timeless movie I think! You are so cute with your kids and I think your family is adorable!

DIANE said...

So glad to get back from vacation and see you finally updated your blog, in fact a few times. I so enjoyed reading each entry. I just can't believe your boys are getting so big. What a great mom to take time to watch a movie with her children. My kids, esp my girls, just loved that movie. I remember watching it several times. Such adorable pictures.

The Forney Four said...

I am soooo having flashbacks from our childhood together. This and Micki and Maude. what were we thinking??!!!

Dickson Circus said...

I think that if I were taking care of that many little girls by myself, I too would be drinking liqour in the bathtub in my underwear. My favorite line? "LEAPIN' LIZZARDS!" But only when Ms. Hannigan says it to mock Annie. Carol Burnett..genius! Thanks for the idea, I think I will start singing this song to my girls! (and maybe the song that goes, "some people are swimming in diamonds. Some women are drippin' in pearls...lucky me lucky me look at what I'm dripping with: Little Girls!)

Shill and Company said...

That is so cool. I'm glad that they liked the movie. I bet my kids would enjoy it as well.

It is really funny to go back and watch movies that we saw as kids and see how naughty they really were. Let's see, some examples:

Grease
The Pirate Movie
Saturday Night Fever

(just to name a few). So funny! I still remember seeing Romancing the Stone for my birthday party with all of my friends in the 5th grade. What was my mom thinking? Not that it was horrible, but certainly not one that most 11 year olds would be too interested in.

Tiburon said...

How sweet is that!?!? What a fun thing to do. :)

Cade said...

I bet I would watch this show if they remade it. Provided of course that Jessica Alba played Mrs. Hannigan.

We had the same feeling when we watched some golden oldies with our kids. Marry Poppins and Pete's Dragon. One day I hope to show him Conan the Barbarian.

Jaqui said...

Your boys are absolutely adorable! What sweet kids you have. My kids love the movie "Annie". It was always a favorite of mine. I need to pull it out again and have a fun movie night like you did. It's fun to catch up through blogging.

Peggy said...

yeah, where did he get his leash?

Christine said...

I forgot about that movie. Carter hasn't seen it either-AND Brad has never seen it. I guess we need to do an FHE watching Annie!