There were so many things I was excited about when I had my babies. The newness of it all, the unknown of what their personalities were going to be, of what they would become. All these things to think about, to learn, to share.
Being able to watch as they play soccer for the first time. Or go to visit my grandparents on the farm where I spent every summer as a child. Reading them a book that I used to love (Phantom Tollbooth, anyone?). Or seeing their face light up when we watch a favorite old movie together.
I LOVE sharing those experiences with them because they bring back my old memories. In a rush of hazy images I remember the first time I kicked a ball and those years of gap toothed smiles while I posed in my soccer uniform. I remember climbing the same hills, the same smells of grass and hay and seeing the old farmhouse in the evening light.
I remember my childhood through the newer, shinier lens of theirs.
Being able to watch a movie together now with my three and a half year old makes that even more special. Sure there are the new, fancy 3D movies out there. The ones that WHIZZ-BANG! and POP! and dazzle with their lights and shininess. But I have a special place in my heart for the older ones. The ones that I grew up watching in my grandparents living room, during those summers on the farm. The ones that I grabbed from the shelves of the video store every few days and couldn’t wait to take home and watch.
And no childhood memory would be complete without that silly little bear named Pooh.
Do you remember watching it? Remember the stories about the blustery day or that loveable T-I-Double G-ER?? As I watched it for the first time in 25 years with my kids, all I could think about was the first time. How much I LOVED Winnie the Pooh (but more specifically, Eeyore). How I loved the Hundred Acre Wood and how it inspired me later to actually read the books by A.A. Milne.
And my son was entranced. He loved Pooh with his soft spoken voice and obsession with honey. He loved Eeyore with his gloomy face and nailed on tail, and all of the friends that they had. I sat, watching him as he giggled and laughed and had a flash of him, years in the future, watching it with his kids… and remembering sitting on the couch, snuggling with his mama and learning about a little yellow bear in the Hundred Acre Woods.
There were no fireworks, no explosions… just a bear and his boy. A friendship that would last a lifetime.
Did you know that the original Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is being released by Disney? It will be available for the very first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital August 27th and is a classic filled with friendships, adventures, and imagination, which every kid will remember for a lifetime.
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