Spoiler alert: You might not want to read this if you haven’t seen Toy Story 3 yet. Also you might not want to continue living. (That’s my subtle way of saying that I LOVED that movie.)
Woody and Jessie are dangling from the outside of the plane. Woody has lost his hat and the stitching at his arm is coming undone, and the plane is taking off. Suddenly Buzz comes racing up on Bullseye to save the day.
Isaac says, “I love how they do that–bring new characters you’d forgotten about back into the equation when you can’t see a solution.” Mabel says, “Yeah, like with the aliens and the claw at the end of Toy Story 3.” I say, “They really got me with that one–I knew they wouldn’t have them all die at the end of the movie, but I really couldn’t think how they were going to get out of it.” (During that scene I even whispered to Dean, “Where’s Barbie?,” thinking maybe she could save them, and forgetting she’d gotten left back at the Sunnyside daycare center.)
We’ve gotten our old Toy Story and Toy Story 2 VHS tapes back into rotation. This took some effort, because Rose and particularly Henry had gotten the idea that they didn’t like those movies. I think the main reason they didn’t like them before is that they were a little scary for them, and I correctly guessed that enough time had passed that they would like them this time. So I used my motherly persuasion skills and said if they wanted to watch a movie they could only watch those ones. It worked and now they’re watching the movies voluntarily. Besides that I loved the third movie, I had another motive to start a Toy Story revival at our house. We left Henry home with a babysitter when we saw TS3 because he doesn’t handle movies’ intense parts very well in a dark theater, but when I saw the totally adorable new Toy Story toys at Target I couldn’t resist buying a couple of them for Henry’s upcoming birthday. (This was even before I’d seen the movie.) So I needed Henry to be a fan.
Hedgehog photography is another up-and-coming trend at our house