Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's in the Genes

I grew up watching classic movies, usually musicals. When I was fourteen, "Singin' in the Rain" became my favorite movie & still holds a position in my top five favorite films.

When Cami was a very young toddler, about one, movie musicals were my stand-by for getting housework done. Once the music began, she'd happily watch a film for two hours. (Anybody think I'm a bad mom?) She loved them so much that we once had a babysitter tell us Cami cried hysterically the entire time we were gone, except when Fred Astaire was dancing on screen.

Cami's gotten back into "Singin' in the Rain" lately. She requested it for Me-and-Mommy-Movie Night on Friday & then again yesterday afternoon. So, I guess I shouldn't have been too surprised when Cami just told Jason, "There's nothing between us. . . just air."

8 comments:

Ellen Fehr said...

Not quite sure what she meant--is that a quote from the movie? But it was fun talking with her just a bit with Singing in the Rain playing in the background and listening to Cami chiming in on Moses Supposes:)

Starr said...

Yes, it's a quote from the first twenty minutes of the film. Lina is telling Don that he should treat her, as his "fiancee," better. He's reminding her that any relationship is just for the cameras.

rushton family archives said...

LOVE IT!!

Lynnea said...

My girls sing show tunes and Jimmy Buffett, we all have our vices. :)

I hope to find myself curled up with a cup of tea and It's a Wonderful Life in the next few hours. It is my favorite movie any time of year.

Merry Christmas, The Hortons may just show up in your neck of the woods someday.

Marie said...

I just love your stories about the children Starr! I have read them all this morning as I wait for Todd to get up so we can begin our Christmas together. It was a wonderful way to pass my time and has put a smile onto my face more than once! I'm with Cami, I love old films too, especially ones with Fred Astair and Gene Kelley! A very Merry and Blessed Christmas to you all. Hope you have a lovely day together! Stay safe and warm! xxoo

Marie said...

Hi Starr!! I couldn't find your e-mail address so am replying to your comment this way. Yes, one of the lovely sisters here is Sister King! From near Birmingham I believe. She's a real sweetheart! She has been here for a couple of months now. We were her first area. They are both due to be moved soon. :-( We will surely miss them. They are coming for their tea again on Thursday. I wanted to have them at least once more before the moves! I can't wait to tell her I know someone who goes to the same ward as her brother! xxoo

Jen said...

That is one of the best- Warners favorite too! That is hilarious that she is pulling quotes from it!

Sacto Cat Woman said...

My favorite is "White Christmas" and I have yet to watch it this season. Maybe tomorrow with a cup of the great Christmas Tea from London. I can remember a rainy day in Golden Gate Park (we had been visiting a museum). The girls and I had on slickers and were dancing down some cement stairs (an amphitheatre?) while singing "Singing in the Rain". I think Cami would also feel comfortable doing that. Thanks for sparking a good memory.