Tuesday, February 26, 2013

We want some mo, we want some mo, we want some mo!

This is one of my favorite movies.  I grew up watching it, quoting it, its soundtrack was the first CD I  ever bought myself...  I love it.  It's one of the only movies I could finish and then immediately start over.  One of my siblings' favorite stories, especially when teasing our parents, is about this movie.  Once, when we were younger, all the kids were home and my parents were at the grocery store or someplace.  When we finished our homework / chores for the evening, we wanted to watch a movie.  It was 9:00, though, and we knew that, 1) Mom and Dad would be home soon, and 2) when they got home, we'd have to turn off the TV and go to bed.  But one of us was smart and remembered this movie, which is also one of my mom's favorites.  So we made a non-monetized bet - if we started this movie, even at 9:00, Mom and Dad would let us stay up to finish it.  

They got home at 9:15.

Worked like a charm.


"In fanciful stories people can talk to the birds freely, and I wish for the moment I could pretend that this was such a story, and say that Peter replied intelligently to the Never bird; but truth is best, and I want to tell only what really happened."  - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Barbara said...

Good movie.
Better story. You have a cool family!

Mom said...

HEY! Stop blabbing all of my mistakes! Well, you can if you want to. When you run out next week, you'll have a lifetime supply of nice things to say about your dad and I!!!

Carrie Ann said...

That's awesome. I seem to remember that being a tradition that lasted well into when we lived together, since I'm sure we started that movie at 9 and later many times.

Rachel said...

... I totally remember that! We had to fast forward through the beginning credits so it would look like we didn't just start it. :)

Kelli said...

The one that was smart was ME! ;) Love, Yours Truly

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