Thursday, February 3, 2011

And then... Mommy Cried

When I was a child, one of my all time favorite movies was The Land Before Time. I had the VHS tape, cups, action figures, all of it. But I never could make it through the movie without bawling my eyes out time after time.

Camden, our oldest has taken a fondness to dinosaurs in the past couple months through this new Nick Jr. show called Dino Dan. Christmas brought dinosaur action figures, a robot T-Rex... all the bells and whistles.

Today Camden decided to look through the DVD shelf, and when he came across the DVD of The Land Before Time, he wanted to watch it, and I knew it was going to be an emotional pregnancy roller coaster for me. Not only because the movie is horribly sad to begin with, but because my life has come full circle. I watched this movie as a child, and now my own 3 year old was insisting we watched the same movie I loved so much. As I put it on he sat down and paid close attention and asked a million questions. He really was getting it. Now all he wants to do is watch the movie I had on repeat as a kid.

It really puts life into perspective!

22 comments:

chad * kaity * kami * truffy said...

Land Before Time has been ON DEMAND this month so we have been watching it a lot too! So classic. So incredibly SAD!

The Elwood Family said...

What got me was when Camden asked me ... "Mommy... what just happened to his Mommy?" and "Where is his Daddy?" Oh, and then at the end... "Why didn't Little Foot's mommy come back?"

I hate this age with the questions sometimes!

CK said...

Awwww! I remember watching that over and over as a kid. I am so scared to turn it on for my son, though. I once put it on when he was only 2 1/2 and the scary scenes were kind of traumatic and it was hard to explain to him what was going on. He's older now but I still haven't braved that movie yet. It is very sad.
You are very brave to take on those tough questions with him!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Happy SITS Day! Posting down here, because while I didn't watch it as a child, but somehow we ended up with copies of almost every one (did you know there are like 8!) on VHS and The Girl Child went through a phase where we watched them almost daily for months!

Oh and I've always wanted to be a Doula. I had such a wonderful birth experiences with a midwife (in a hospital setting) that I'd love to help others have the same. I looked into it seriously, but quickly realized that it's not a great career choice for a single mom with no other adult in the house! Maybe some day.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Happy SITS Day! It is so cool that you can share something from you childhood with your son.

The Professional Family Manager said...

It *is* a sad movie! There have been a few things I've done with my kids that I did as a little girl that made me feel...well, not sad, not nostalgic, not old, but strange, almost like life is going too fast.

Happy SITS Day!

LisaDay said...

I saw this as a teen and bawled me eyes out. My friend's dad laughed at me.

Did you son cry?

LisaDay

LisaDay said...

PS - Happy SITs Day.

LisaDay

Penelope said...

I remember that movie. How sad. Visiting from SITS day!

Saucy B said...

Aw, that's very sweet. I had a similar feeling when over the summer E.T. happened to be on TV and our son was absolutely mesmerized by it. I thought it was pretty amazing that a movie that was over 20 years old could still entertain an entirely new generation.
Happy SITS day!

Jenny said...

grats on your SITS day :D

The Bridal Astrologer said...

At this exact moment, my daughter is watching movie #5. We have them all. And all the cartoons. The only one I really don't like to watch is the first one because it's so sad. The rest of them aren't fantastic, but at least they're fun. I just heard about that PBS dino show last night and we're going to give it a looksee - my daughter is dino obsessed!!

Working Mom Time Management Tips said...

Classic. Life comes full circle once you have kids.

Christine said...

Land before time was my son's favorite! Stopping by from SITS!...Have a great day! :)

Tree said...

One of my very favorite movies!! I remember watching it with my oldest, who is now 22, and we've passed it on to our other 4 kiddos. Stopping by from SITS to visit!

Tracy@BeautyReflections said...

Happy SITS Day!
My daughter is now 17 and I remember watching Land Before Time with her. Love that movie too.
Love your blog and family stories!

Kristi said...

That's so beautiful! I can't wait to watch Little Mermaid with my girls and other fun classics that I enjoyed. But right now they have the attention span of a gnat!

Marilenn Alcantara said...

Land Before Time always made me so sad but it does bring back fond memories of my childhood. How did your son like it?

Oh, and Happy SITS day!

Not a Perfect Mom said...

I love that movie!! Always makes me cry, regardless of pregnancy...

Erica @ http://bisforboycreations.blogspot.com/ said...

Visiting from SITS.
Oh my I used to watch this over and over as a child! I haven't seen it in a long time- i bet my 2 year old would like it...i'll have to see if Netflicks has it!

bluecottonmemory said...

My oldest (24) loved The Land Before Time - and all the others, including the 10 year old love it! it is a classic! I love the ending, though - So full of hope and love!

bluecottonmemory said...

My oldest (24) loved The Land Before Time - and all the others, including the 10 year old love it! it is a classic! I love the ending, though - So full of hope and love!