Pieces of Me

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Run Like the Wind, Bullseye!

I admit it.  I’m a sucker.  I’m sentimental, and I cry at the movies. 

Never in my life did I expect to cry at Toy Story 3. 

But I did.  Like a baby.

I’m pretty sure it has to do with me being a mom. 

I think I’ve been waiting for this movie just as impatiently as my children.  Cayden was so excited about it coming to the theater.  We’ve been watching Toy Story and Toy Story 2 nonstop in our home.  He plays Toy Story throughout the day.  In fact, yesterday morning, I caught him in the playroom with Mr. Potato Head.  I asked him, “Cayden, are you playing Mr. Potato Head?”

His response to me? “No, mom.  I’m playing Toy Story.” 

I asked him, “With who?”

And he reaches down and says, “With Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head AND Buzz and Woody!”  He pulled out his figures and then went back to playing.  So cute.

It was a surprise that we were going to the movie.  And a last minute decision.  We were going to wait until next week.  I’m so glad we didn’t. 

Arriving an hour early, Cayden ran around like a crazy person, super excited to be at the theater.  The movie started, and the excitement continued.  When Woody lost his hat, Cayden’s Woody toy had to lose his hat.  When he got it back, we had to put Cayden’s Woody’s hat back on his head.  This was DURING the movie.

When Andy decides what’s going to college and what isn't, Cayden calls out, “Mommy, can I take my Woody and Buzz to college?”

The movie had it’s scary moments.  And Cayden was in my lap, at some point on top of my head, I’m pretty certain.”

In the end, it turns out happy, and I got all sentimental and cried about how much I love watching my kids be happy.  And for some other reasons, too, but I don’t want to give away the movie.  But at some point, Cayden called out, “I LOVE MY TOYS!” 

And as soon as it was over he asked, “Can we go and get the DVD now?”  Poor guy.  I wonder how long we have to wait for that to come out on video.