I just love all the awesome Disney/Pixar movies – mainly because they amuse my kids, but also because they usually have great story lines and are funny, even for adults.
Take your pick, Cars 1 and 2, Toy Story 1,2 and 3, A Bug’s Life, The Incredibles, Up, Finding Nemo, Monsters – and I’m not embarrassed to say my kids have seen most of these.
But because they are so lifelike they can also be very scary, eg Monsters and Nemo.
It obvious why Monsters might be scary, in fact I spent a week checking wardrobes and sleeping on floors after No.2 accidentally (but on purpose) watched this before bed and couldn’t sleep.
But why is Nemo so freaky you ask, well apart from Bruce the Shark, who isn’t really scary unless you’re familiar with Jaws. Well it’s the dentist scene right at the end.
Yep I’ve booked in No.1 for her first, and very overdue visit to the dentist and she’s shitting herself. This is despite the fact I haven’t even told her she’s going in two sleeps!!!
I’ve just been casually dropping dentist talk into the conversation and she’s got super scared because she’s worried it will be “like it was at the end of the Nemo movie”.
Remember, when the horrible, spoiled girl was screaming, pelicans were flapping and the drill was flying around?
No? Neither do I, but No.1 does, vividly, and she hasn’t seen the movie in almost a year!
Thankfully like most mums I just spring the bad stuff upon my kids just before it happens so they haven’t got time to freak out.
I often do this with the good stuff too, just in case it turns to shit and the Wiggles are cancelled or their best friends get sick and can’t meet us at the playground.
In fact I’ll probably leave telling her until the last minute, when we’re in the waiting room and just casually drop it into the conversation.
Bet you’re glad you’re not me on Tuesday at 1.50pm!