Thursday, November 12, 2009
Do We Ever Really Grow Up?
Last night I got to hang out with McP again for a few hours. Shockingly, we watched The Little Mermaid several times. I also made her a cute scarf while we watched (she picked out all the colors she wanted). It got me thinking about the comfort of movies and how children can watch the same thing a million times without blinking. When I was little I LOVED Grease and would watch it 24 hours a day if I could (actually, one day we did watch it three times in a row with a babysitter but got caught when my brothers decided to re-enact the "Blue Moon" part of the movie and moon our parents. Needless to say, we were banned from watching it after that). Even today, though, there are several movies I can't go long without watching over and over again. My favorites? Of course, any John Hughes movie will do. Or Say Anything. I could go on and on. I also have a blanket I sleep with every night. Well, it used to be a down comforter. Now it's just a saggy, off-colored (it used to be white) mess of a blanket that I still adore and cannot sleep without. A security blanket of sorts? What other things from our childhood do we hold onto as we grow up? Routines, security blankets, a love of the bottle (filled with the comfort liquid of your choice)? Perhaps we really don't ever truly grow up.