Monday, August 25, 2008


So, my boy is obsessed with the Nightmare Before Halloween. I can't even remember the movie. All I remember is that we saw it with Joey and a couple left in the middle of the film. When the lights came on there was only one seat where the couple had been sitting. Yeah, really.
What I do know is that Ethan is obsessed with pumpkins, Jack, skeletons, skulls, and Halloween. Lately he likes drawing skulls. I taught him the word skull because he kept calling it a skeleton. We went on Google images to see pictures of skeletons and skulls. He phonetically typed the words into the search bar. He did a great job. Then he wanted to see a skeleton movie. I went to YouTube. The first video was of a ventriloquist and had foul language, so I stopped it. Then we watched an old black and white cartoon of skeletons dancing. He doesn't really react, he just takes it all in. Then we watched an old Mickey Mouse haunted house cartoon. It had been dubbed over with "This is Halloween" by Marilyn Manson. Oh, Ethan was so excited. He was jumping up and down and singing along (the first time he just took it all in). The same song is in the Nightmare Before Halloween. We watched the cartoon at least 4 times and then he sang/hummed the song for the rest of the night. I think his skeleton and skull drawings are mighty fine.


Team Serrins Springfield said...

See, kids get obsessed with all kinds of stuff and you can't move past it. All you can do is find them some more interesting stuff to sing and dance to.

Speaking of singing and dancing: R's favorite song of all time is Dexy's midnight Runner and I love the Princess Bride theme.

k. said...

If you don't already have the Princess Bride Theme you can download it (MP3) by clicking the link (it's free).
I'm actually happier with him being obsessed with this stuff than Cars (the movie). I'm not sure why.

Anonymous said...

Awww. He's so cute! Nice skull.