Wednesday, March 14, 2007

What's the best thing to watch with a still-slightly woozy 7-yr-old? This!

For once, one of my brilliant ideas panned out. Gus and I both watched this enthralled yesterday. He liked it because it was goofy and crazy; I got a stone-cold thrill every time one of the cartoon Beatles opened his mouth to sing. I've never been a huge Beatles fan - I was just a little too young and missed most of the hoopla, but their songs are so perfect and iconic and fresh-sounding they're on a whole different plane.

I took Gus back to school this morning. His buddies all crowded around him, asking him where he was and if he felt better, etc. Gus paused masterfully, and then said proudly, "I threw up SEVEN TIMES!" And all the little 7-yr-old boys went, "WHOAAA!!!!!!" Needless to say, he is an object of worship and devotion to them today.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Gus liked Yellow Submarine, I would highly, HIGHLY recommend "The Point" with lovely, glorious music by Harry Nillson - a John Lennon drinking buddy during John's lost year in LA. Great, great songs include:

Me and My Arrow
Think About Your Troubles
Are You Sleeping

here's a clip:

just a wonderful story about a boy and his dog - and how everything has a point :-)

i get a little teary just thinking about The Point :-)


Magic word: wpwtus

1:11 PM  
Blogger diana said...

We tried "The Point" on him a month or so ago, and he was engaged for about a half hour and then lost interest. Blasphemous kid! Too much "Teen Titans", I fear.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I wonder why my teacher friends weren't so impressed when I told them that I threw up (thanks for the virus, Gus!). Maybe I need to work on my Gus-like timing and pride!

4:34 PM  
Blogger diana said...

Yeah, the crowing over how times you puked doesn't go over so well after age....29 or so....

Also, it may be a guy thing.

6:33 PM  

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