Monday, April 16, 2012

Toy Story 3

Yesterday I watched Toy Story 3 for the very first time. Yes, I'm a little late to the game but that's because, up until now, I haven't had small children who suddenly come down with high fevers and curl up pathetically under quilts while holding warm rice bags. She, with her scarlet cheeks, who informed me that no, she wasn't sick because she wasn't coughing. (She saved that for a solid hour in the middle of the night...) Coughing is the bar by which we measure true or fake sickness around here!

Anyway, Toy Story 3. I'd heard the rumors. That kids came out of the theater laughing followed by their red, swollen eyed parents clutching kleenex and sniffling with abandon. Sure enough. The movie should come with a warning label.

Even though I was busy in the kitchen and catching just snippets of the movie,Woody still managed to tug on my heartstrings. Since I was holding Sweetpea and The Princess seemed a little vulnerable in the corner of the couch I managed to hold back the deluge of tears that was threatening, keeping it at a face-saving slow leak.

But, if I'd been by myself...there would have been full-on, whole body sobs, I'm sure. Oh the bitter-sweetness of growing children and the memories they leave behind.

(via imdb)


  1. Good to know--I, too, have not seen it yet. It reminds me of the time I read a preschool book to my kids called Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs. I knew it was about a little boy and his grandmas and that it addressed death, but wow, was I unprepared. I had to stop to gather my wits about me, tears streaming down my face. Great book, but it needs a warning label. I think I might have skip Toy Story 3;).

  2. Yes. The same thing happened to me with "I love you forever" In fact, I read it once and refused to read it again so I'd completely forgotten about it until I came into the room and there was my mom reading it to The Princess with tears streaming down her face! :)