Monday, January 21, 2008

If you like to talk to tomatoes- Um, no.

Since we try to be choosy of what the Buckaroos watch, we went through a long, oh, I mean long Veggie Tale stage when Littlest Buckaroo was younger. If I saw Larry the Cucumber with an oven mitt on his head one more time, I thought I would reach through the screen and make some fabulous cucumber sandwiches out of that whiny pickle. Thank goodness Little Buckaroo was tired of them and Littlest Buckaroo is too busy playing guns (moms without boys, don’t judge. If you don’t give your boys a gun to play with, they will make one).

So, needless to say, I have been rebelling and did not even tell Little Buckaroo about the Veggie Tale’s new movie, “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything.” Now, of course the closest movie theatre is about 35 miles away so it really has not been on my top 10 things to do….until….Chicken Friend, my dear sweet Chicken Friend, called and said she was taking her divine Miss M and H-Baby and wanted to know if we wanted to go.

I was on the treadmill when she called and had only been on there for about 10 minutes, I thought that it was the perfect excuse to put off exercising… again. Could I count this as 2 servings of vegetables for the day? So, we hurriedly got ready, as hurriedly as you can with 2 little ones and of course from my heart rate inducing 10 minutes on the treadmill, I had to shower.

We headed out and made it to the theatre for the first showing which was packed. Any seasoned homeschooler knows not to venture out on public school holiday days, but, well, I am not very seasoned.

There were some very cute moments and great action scenes (not like Die Hard kind of action, but action none the less). Although it was not based on a Bible story, the symbolism of many of the “characters” were very good. I have got to give it to those vegetables, they saved the day and do not even have arms.

However, there were these killer cheese curls, yes, cheese curls with ferocious little mouths. They freaked me out and Little Buckaroo was very disturbed by them, that is all he has talked about all day.

It was fun because we got to be with Chicken Friend and her girls, but next time there is a Veggie Tales movie on the big screen, I might opt for a V-8.

10 comments:

chicken friend said...

ha..ah where is your adventure o momma of two boys living on a park!!! I guess you could drink your V8 while running on the treadmill...You were a GREAT sport today roaring down the highway in your mean green machine...70 miles to be taunted by ferocious cheese curls. I did forewarn about the number of people..and we were laughing about the moms that WOULD be there. Maybe they all took the day off of work! hahahaha. here's to more spontaneous outings..maybe next time we'll drive 100 miles each way :)

Sandy said...

You are so right about the guns! I only had girls but I have been spending tons of time with my youngest grandson. Give him legos, he builds a gun. Give him magnetix, he builds a gun. Give him a grilled cheese sandwich, he will eat it into the shape of a gun!

Stacie said...

I am so thankful that my boys were too old for veggie tales by the time they came out! and I'm so with you on the gun thing too...we decided early on that our boys would not play with toy guns, but they made them out of legos, connects, paper, sticks, rocks, you name it! LOL they ARE boys after all...
Stacie

Stacie said...

um....that's Kine`x (I think) and LOL at Sandy's grilled cheese eating grandson...yep I believe it!

Pam said...

When i saw the link over Chicken Friends name, I clicked. I thought perhaps CF had started a blog. I was saddened to learn she had not. I think you should Chicken Friend, we need to know you. Really, we do.

As for VT, I find the irritating, yet lovable. It's love hate for sure. I don't want to talk to tomatoes, and yet, squashes do occasionally make me smile. It's like a habit I can't break. Do they have rehab for VT addicts? I find myself singing the Hamburger song at times. Oh, and every now and then when I am straightening up the bathroom, I just have to break into the Hairbrush song. And Waterbuffalo... how can you not love Waterbuffalo... oh geesh I am relapsing... PW helpppppp meeeeeee I am falling into the sink.... I am fallinggggggggggggggg I was on the little counter and now I am in the sink where they wash the Veggies... and there is no going back now. I need to watch Little Joe... it's calling me... Madame Blueberry... something....

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I have to say that having raised small children during Barney, Dora and mid-early Sesame Street, I was so greatful when Veggie Tales came out. I really liked the one about the Good Samaritan. I think vintage Veggie was the best.

Julie Beth said...

Veggies rule at my house. We can't help it. It's the puns and the wacked sense of humor. My boys and I love it all. Being big fans of J.R.R.Tolkien we couldn't get enough of "Lord of the Beans". As a bit of a Trekkie I find the USS Applepies in "Are You My Neighbor?" a major hoot. I just can't help it. And the best part... my boys will eat their peas because they might be the "most dangerous peas in all of Persia"!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

My kids were too old to watch Veggie Tales so I missed the whole phenomenon. Sounds like you had fun and how cool would a nasty cheese curl be???

Hallie

SharonB said...

I love curling up with my grandson and watching VT...sometimes we even sing along...

...with two boys and two grandsons...you are so right about the whole gun thing...they will make a gun with anything and everything...

Dan said...

I have friends that are my age (early-mid twenties), who do not have small children, who loooooooove Veggie Tales.

These people don't have any real religious infliction either, so it baffles me.

I'm with you on this one, they annoy me.