Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Don't Do It!!!!" & Important Lessons from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

My grandsons were at my house yesterday for a few hours and one of the things we did was watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. I had not watched this movie before and neither had Josiah and Caleb, so as we watched it I snuggled sweet Shane and he took a nap in my lap. Josiah and Caleb were watching when it got to the point where Flint, the main character, was trying to put a USB into a computer he made which he thought was malfunctioning. What he didn't know is he had been lied to and the computer might be ruined if he put the USB into it and all the food creatures it made might be killed. As the suspense increased Josiah and Caleb sat up straighter. When Flint moved closer and closer to the computer to put the USB into it, Josiah shouted out, "Don't do it! Don't do it!!!" Caleb followed suit and said, "Don't do it!! Don't do it!!! NOOOOO!!!! Don't do it!!!!!"

It took all I could do, to not bust up laughing . . . I didn't want to offend my sweet Josiah and Caleb or wake up the sleeping Shane! Later in the evening, after the boys were home, I told Dave and our daughter, Tiffany about it . . . they both did bust up laughing!

Back to the movie, when it was over I asked Josiah and Caleb if they liked the movie; they both did. I asked them what they thought was the most important message in the movie and Josiah said it was to make good choices and to not be a bad guy! I agreed and also mentioned how the movie said it was important to make friends and to be a good friend; which was something Jesus wanted us to do!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is most definitely a silly movie. But, even silly movies can give us opportunities to talk with our grandchildren about important things . . . and sometimes can give us something to laugh about as well!

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