I have to say that Digger, aka “Beauty and the Beast”, is one of my least favorite Disney movies. I can’t stand Belle because she’s a grasping, greedy, snobby gold digger who gets what she wants in the end. Yeah, she loves him and he love her, she helps him find his lost humanity, etc. That doesn’t excuse her for being a snobby diva wanna be in the village, denigrating it at every opportunity.
What brings this rant on, you may ask? My boy asked to watch it this morning and since it did not involve Spiderman, Cars or Toy Story, I was inclined to let him have what he wanted. Heh. Well, watching it with him gave me yet another reason to despise the movie. Thanks to the oodles of pregnancy hormones the Shrimpettes have dumped in me, I bawled my eyes out at the end of the movie. Not the “first kiss” though that added to the flow. No – it was at the moment when the transformation started. For some reason, I just fell apart watching him go back to being human, seeing everything turn back.
I swear, the stupidest things make me tear up these days. I mean, c’mon…who falls apart watching the first 15 minutes of the new Star Trek movie (where Kirk’s dad pilots the ship into the Romulan ship as Kirk’s being born, and his last words are about what to name the boy)?!
On a more pleasant note, I can think of one awesome fact when it comes to having two little girls. I will get a break from the superhero and blow-em-up movies the shrimp already loves. I’ll have someone to watch Sleeping Beauty with (far better than Digger), and an excuse to get all the other girly Disney movies. Heh. Yeah, I’ll end up with mounds of pink, probably a prissy little girl who’s afraid of getting her clothes dirty or fuss if her ribbon doesn’t match her shoes, but they’ll be my little girls and be a huge change. I can’t wait! (I really can’t wait…I want pregnancy done so I can watch any movie and not worry about tears!)
Those of you who have kids of opposite genders: what do you think the biggest adjustments were for you when you went from one to the other?