How kids get into EVERYTHING

shark tale
Credit: Dreamworks Pictures

Yeah, you know that. But this story is different, I promise!

It all began when Charlotte was 2 months old. After nights of fussiness and fighting sleep we were flipping channels and Shark Tale, starring Will Smith, came on HBO. In an instant our screaming child was silent. And from then on, thanks to Cablevision’s DVR boxes, whenever she was inconsolable we put it on. After watching the movie at least once a day, we pretty much had it memorized. She’s now almost 2 1/2 and it’s still one of her favorite movies.

Well, this weekend each grandma took a child and Carl and I used the opportunity to go to the movies. Living in a commercial free Noggin bubble I don’t have any idea what movies are out, except Alvin and the Chipmunks (I love My Name is Earl’s Jason Lee). So the first thing Carl said when I told him to check movie times was that he wasn’t going to see the chipmunks! My reply was that the new Will Smith movie was out and check that. I seriously had no idea what it was about, but it was Will Smith – how could we go wrong?

I am Legend was AMAZING. Will Smith is SMOKIN‘ HOT!! But how does that lead into the kids? Well, during the movie he starts singing Sean Paul and Ziggy Marley’s Three Little Birds, which is from Shark Tale. (That’s not the way you sing it, man!) I whisper to Carl that we’re probably the only ones in the theatre to get the irony of that! Then later he’s reciting Shrek (another favorite movie around here) word for word like we did with Shark Tale. I was biting my cheek to keep from laughing at that too.

So that’s how kids get into everything – even a date with your husband.

Now I’m going to put the song on my iPod to make the girls happy!

Note to hubby – like my links? And it looks like Shark Tale 2 will be out in 2008!

Post Author: Angela Corry