Friday, June 19, 2009

Our “Nights”

My sweet husband has been gone for just over 6 months now, which means we only have less than 6 months to go. Well, the hardest times for us are obviously evenings and weekends because those are the times that he was usually around. So, I have tried to keep our evenings dynamic. However, I guess in my attempts to change things up, we somehow fell into yet another routine. On nights that weren’t labeled bath night (yes, it takes the whole evening with three little ones and only one adult!), we started having movie night, game night, craft night, helping mom cook night, even dessert night, and the much needed clean up night. The kids became so used to this that they now ask during dinner, “What kind of night are we having tonight, Mom? Can we have movie night?”

Speaking of movie night, I am a total stickler when it comes to what I allow our kids to watch. I have very limited choices out in this world of violence, bad language, disrespect, not to mention the complete lack of God in it all! We have watched a few movies lately though that I found to have a good message or be fairly innocent in nature.

Peep and the Big Wide World

This is a TV series. So on the DVDs it is broken up into 15 minute shows which is nice. It is simple, not too jazzy like most modern cartoons, and is educational. Only bad thing I have ever heard on there was the word “hate” casually thrown into one of the characters dialogue, and we don’t use that word since the girls are not old enough to know when it is appropriate or not.

The Velveteen Rabbit

This was a mix of cartoon and real actors. It was cute and the classic story is changed a tiny bit.


This one I liked a lot more than I thought I would! There really was not a bad guy which is unique. I love the vocational message. Tink wants to have a job that will take her on the mainland, but she is chosen to be a tinker and fix things instead. She thinks this is boring at first and is determined to learn one of the other jobs instead. She fails at all of the other jobs and eventually figures out that she is great at being a tinker. She embraces the vocation she was given in the end and she realizes her dream to go to the mainland as a tinker. I thought it was great! The only things I wish they had done differently was make the outfits of the fairies more modest, but for Disney that is probably too much to ask. :)

1 comment:

Kristen said...

What a great idea! And Amen to being careful what they watch! Good for you! Our girls like the little Berenstein Bears videos. There is a lesson in each one, and they are a nice wholesome family. Also only 15 minutes which is a good length for little ones. We also do the CCC saint videos, but some parts of those can be a little scary for little ones. They really like the Fatima one and pretend to be the characters regularly!