Wednesday, 9 August 2017

I Don't Want To Grow Up: Reflections On Turning Six

Each year I've written a little bit about Molly and Jack on their birthdays. I started this tradition on their third birthday, when they were old enough to answer some questions themselves, so I started asking.  Along with their annual "night before birthday" photo, I've added this annual list of questions to the many traditions we want to enjoy with the minions.  Here is what they had to say this year.  I can't believe they turn six tomorrow!


What happens when you ask your children to pose nicely


Molly Age 6


What is your favourite colour?
Pink

What is your favourite toy?
My favourite toys are Barbies.  I love my Ariel Barbie and the two Barbies I got with daddy at the garage sales this spring.

What is your favourite food?
Mashed potatoes and Caesar salad.

What is your favourite song?
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Each time I hear it I feel proud and kind.

Molly was so proud to walk Lola all by herself this spring


What is your favourite movie?
Tangled

What is your favourite animal?
Bunnies because they are so cute.

What is your favourite book?
The Princess In Black Series and Captain Underpants Series

What is your favourite drink?
Milk

What do you sleep with at night?
Blankie and my stuffed donkey from the Donkey Sanctuary

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A delivery girl for food and toys like Lego for children.


Jack Age 6


What is your favourite colour?
Green

What is your favourite toy?
Lego Scorpion

What is your favourite food?
Chocolate Ice Cream and spaghetti with spaghetti sauce and pizza, cheese


Daddy and Jack enjoying a moment at an Outdoor July Talk Concert Last weekend


What is your favourite song?
The metal version of the wheels on the bus (we've been watching this YouTube video daily since he discovered it - to check it out click here)

What is your favourite movie?
Star Wars

What is your favourite animal?
Jupiter (a corn snake that Jack 'met' at his visit to Reptilia Zoo)

What is your favourite book?
Captain Underpants, basically anything by Dav Pilkey

What is your favourite drink?
Fruit punch

What do you sleep with at night?
BB8 the big one and books so I can read when I'm not tired.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a space man



To read their answers from age three to see how much has changed click here

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Symbol In My Driveway: The Emoji Movie Review

We wanted to take the kids to the Drive In this summer. In fact, it was on our summer bucket list, so despite the abysmal reviews on Rotten Tomatoes we decided to give it a go and check out The Emoji Movie. We went to the Drive In on 5 in Oakville and were all able to see the film for under $28 for the entire family, and added in $10 worth of slushies from the concession to share.

Image Courtesy of YouTube


The Emoji Movie


What's in it for the Kids?
A story about characters that have been marketed to kids since they were capable of understanding ads.  Meh has one job, to be Meh, only he's full of a bunch of emotions. Poop Emoji, Romeo Love Emoji and plenty of jokes to match. If your kids enjoyed Inside Out they'll probably also like this movie which has the feel of a lesser, recycled app ad adaptation of Inside Out (try saying that three times fast).

What's in it for the Adults?
Not much.  There are some familiar adult voices in the film, but it's mostly geared towards kids. Voices you will recognize include Ana Faris, T.J. Miller, James Corden, Maya Rudolph, Patrick Stewart, and Stifler's Mom (Jennifer Coolidge).


Image Courtesy of The Emoji Movie


Best Parts of the Movie
This movie was pretty formulaic, boring and forgettable. You could see where it was going from the opening credits, but just the same my kids liked it.  There is a 'like who you are message' which is something?


Worst Parts of the Movie
T.J. Miller is an excellent sidekick or foil, but he's no leading man (love him in Deadpool and Silicon Valley).  Hearing him even attempt to voice vulnerable (granted in a pretty meh script that we can't blame him for) is grating.  For a movie about emotion, there are no characters here to really care about - basically they picked the most annoying possible traits for each specific emoji and run with it for an hour and a half.

Overall Rating
I would rate this movie 2/5, it wasn't leave the theatre bad, but I have no interest in ever watching it again.  Molly and Jack say they liked it, but couldn't point out anything specific they enjoyed, and I'm guessing more of that had to do with the novelty of being at the Drive In and seeing a movie than anything remotely to do with the film.

To Read My review of Despicable Me 3 click here

To read my review of Captain Underpants click here

To read my review of Boss Baby click here

To read my review of the Lego Batman movie click here



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