Shaken Not Stirred

Friday, November 28, 2008

Never Grow Up

My favorite movie as a youngster and probably even today is Peter Pan. I liked Pirates. I liked the fact that they could fly. The movie had Indians, crocodiles and a hide-out for the lost boys. It probably incorporated all the different fantasies that any child could have.

Today, while my brother and sister-in-law braved the malls to buy their youngsters Christmas presents, I volunteered to babysit. My three year old nephew searched through a DVD collection and picked out the movie Peter Pan and of course I obliged. He had already watched it several times and could repeat some of the lines. Still, his eyes would grow in wonder at Peter Pan's ability to fly, the pirate and Indian scenes, and the swashbuckling sword fights.

When his five year old sister teared up at Tinkerbell's brief demise, he stared at her and wondered why she was so sad. He clasped her hand and whispered "she comes back".

The first time I saw Peter Pan, I was about three years old. I am pretty sure it was at Radio City Music Hall. My father was working in a hospital in New Jersey and we often made the trek to New York City to watch shows. I loved the show from the start to finish. I ended up getting several story books, coloring books and even bed sheets.

And yes, my nephew is right on many levels. Stories like this do come back, or rather, they never leave.

8 Comments:

  • I remember watching Peter Pan with my whole family when I was a child. My Dad encouraged my brother, sister and me to clap hard for Tinkerbell.
    Great movie!
    No, I am not out amoung the craziness of Black Friday shopping! Are you?
    Have a great weekend.
    ~xo
    Lee Ann

    By Blogger Lee Ann, at 6:35 PM  

  • The classics are timeless (& what a great brother).

    By Blogger Chick, at 11:39 PM  

  • Great posts. Peter Pan is one of my faves as well. Have you seen Finding Neverland? If not you should.

    By Blogger Travis Erwin, at 5:21 PM  

  • aww so cute. my first movie ever was cinderella. i was so young but i still remember the dark theater and the fact that my dad took us. great memories.

    By Blogger KT, at 1:39 PM  

  • Peter Pan is definitely a classic! have you been to Disney World and been on the ride?

    By Blogger Phats, at 1:33 AM  

  • I had Stars Wars bed sheets, much cooler.

    By Blogger Big Ben, at 3:31 PM  

  • Glad you and the next generation are able to share some of your childhood memories. It is always nice when the little ones pick out something you like as well.

    By Blogger Mr. Shife, at 10:43 PM  

  • fairy tales never get old. just like peter pan :)

    By Blogger joey, at 11:09 PM  

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