Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The other night, I sat down with my girls and my sister to watch an old favorite of ours - Anne of Green Gables. My sister and I had been waiting until we thought the time was right to pull it out wanting to make sure that the girls would at least somewhat comprehend it, and be able to sit for the length of this 3 hour long movie. We decided to do it in parts, we haven't had 3 hours to just sit and watch TV for who knows how long. Taylor did very well with it. Constantly asking questions, starting with "Why did Anne break that slate over Gilbert's head". To which we had to respond that he had called her Carrots because of her hair and it made her angry. The whole movie consisted of why does Gilbert do that to Anne, why does Anne respond to Gilbert like that? It was quite comical to constantly respond that Gilbert liked Anne and he was doing that because he liked her. She couldn't grasp the concept of him liking her, yet teasing her (I didn't want to tell her that this is probably what you will experience in life too - since that is just what guys do when they don't know how to act around you because they like you). Last night we started Anne of Avonlea. At the beginning of the movie Taylor wanted to know if Anne and Gilbert kissed in this movie, or got married. We told her that no, they don't get married until the 3rd movie. She was very concerned for Gilbert when he asked Anne to marry him and she told him sorry - she couldn't. I thought she would cry, but she didn't. It is great times to just sit with my girls and watch movies with them that I loved and cherished as a child. I created a new memory the other night with my girls, and hope to watch this movie with them many more times in the future. I encourage all who have not watched Anne of Green Gables in a long time to do just that - it is such a wonderful movie and brings back so many wonderful memories!!!!!