I’ve decided to start educating Bug (my daughter) on the classics! You may be thinking …William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain! Nope, I am thinking more along the lines of…Fraggle Rock, Alvin and The Chipmunks, and Pippi Longstocking! Bug is not a big fan of current television shows/cartoons on air, so we’ve been renting some “old-school” classics. These “old-school” classics are what I loved growing up (yes, I am aging myself again)! While I have enjoyed carrying on this grand tradition, I have run into a problem!
Bug’s favorite of the classics is Pippi Longstocking! We have watched every Pippi Longstocking at the library and movie place. Bug loves the silliness of Pippi and all of the songs! My husband (Ben) and I are permanently singing the “I am Pippi Longstocking song”. As you may or may not know, Pippi is incredibly adventurous, which is a huge problem when you have an extremely precocious and adventurous child. While I love for Bug to pretend, pretending to be Pippi requires a few rules!
Here are few things I have had to emphasize while Bug watches Pippi Longstocking…
1. No, you cannot have horse. Plus, if you did, he would not live in the house and eat sugar cubes
2. No, we cannot paint our house pink ( I really hope she doesn’t try this)
3. No, you cannot put glue on your shoes and walk on the ceiling (this would be the one she would try!!)
4. No, you cannot have a pet monkey named Mr. Nelson
5. No, you cannot take a bed and plane propeller and make it fly
6. No, you cannot ride a barrel down a river and a waterfall
7. No, you cannot run away with your best friends and ride a top a train
8. No, you cannot fly off the roof (this would be the one she would try too)
9. No, you cannot wear socks with sandals (what can I say, fashion conscience)
10. Yes, you can dress up like Pippi Longstocking for Halloween (this is about the only one agreed with)!
Oh the conversations Bug and I have had about Pippi Longstocking! They have been nothing short of fun and entertaining! I know deep down Bug knows Pippi’s adventures are make believe, but I just want to make sure! Sometimes I never know what Bug will try. The last thing I need is for Bug to let the horses in the back field in the house or try to glue herself to the ceiling!
I have such fond memories of Pippi Longstocking! I am thankful I can pass this “old-school” classic onto Bug! I love that we can watch it together and laugh! I can’t wait to share more “old-school” classics!
Are you sharing any “old-school” classic movies with your kids? If so, what are some of your kid’s favorites?