I think perhaps if I had kids right now I would write the joys of being a parent this time of year creating traditions with my children and what-not. However, with no children of my own I still got a chance to share something I loved from my childhood with my nephew tonight.
I think everyone has those couple movies they loved when they were kids that they watched a number of times … a week (in my case). My brother and I can still quote a few movies to eachother with perfect recognition, thanks to watching them on a constant loop. For me, these movies were Tommy Boy, Happy Gilmore and the Three Amigos. We were in our early teens and these movies marked the transition from animated Disney films to the real live action movies.
I showed Tommy Boy to my nephew Jack tonight, he is 10 and I think slowly coming into the age where he can appreciate some young-adult oriented comedies like this. I think he enjoyed it, it is a fun movie and being able to share it with Jack is part of being the uncle I want to be.
What movies do you plan to share with the next generation?