Monday, November 26, 2012

Flying Over The Heads of Kids

Friday after my crappy run I threw myself on the couch to "take a nap". Scott handed me the TV remote (what? who is this  person? I never get to pick what's on TV!?). I was flipping through and saw The Coal Miner's Daughter was just starting.


I said and then we proceeded to watch it.

Except? I didn't hardly remember any of that movie. I must not have been too old the last time I watched it. I'm sure most of it flew right over my head as a kid.

Which brings me to this list of

Movies I Loved As A Kid (but really didn't know what the hell I was watching)

1. Coal Miner's Daughter 

What I remember as a kid from this movie? Her singing to the kids in their shack of a house, then taking them with them to the radio stations.

What I see as an adult? OMG she just left all her kids?? She couldn't even tell her kids apart?? She was only 13, THIRTEEN when she got married. How upset her parents were.

2. Grease 

What I remember as a kid? Singing to all the songs, getting in trouble by my Italian Step Dad for singing "Hey Fungoo" (apparently that translate to Fuck You" who knew?), acting out the movie with my friend Jenn in her front yard.

What I see as an adult watching it with my kid?

3.  Mommy Dearest

What I remember? Her beating the shit out of her kids. Over and over and over.

I actually haven't watched this as an adult but I wonder why my mom let me watch it? To make her look better? (just kidding mom if someday you ever read this!)

That's all I can come up with at the moment. Can you think of any movies that you just loved as a kid and then as an adult you were like OMG!?! I can't believe I used to watch that?Pin It


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Not so much movies but TV shows. I just saw a Who's the Boss Tv rerun and thought, "I watched this crap and liked it?" Insipid.

I laughed about your comment on Grease. Because I saw it in my
20's and thought it was a horrific movie for kids since it shows the slut wins the boy and the good girl is ignored. Yet all my friends were showing this to there kids. Great example for them to learn is what I thought but I didn't have kids so I guessed I was missing something.

Mary~Momathon said...

When I was 6 yrs old, my parents took us to a drive in movie. They probably thought we'd fall asleep out of boredom, but I didn't. I had nightmares for years! Finally saw it again, about 40 years later. It was so stupid! Why was I scared to pieces over that? It was "who slew auntie Rue?"

Unknown said...

What really amazes me is all the innuendos in movies made for kids, like the Madagascar movies :O

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