Saturday, May 27, 2006

A Few More Steps and We'll Be Safe in the Fire Swamp

The Princess Bride was on television a few days ago, so we were watching it with Athena. I always thought of it as a great family flick. Isn't it odd how you don't notice how downright scary something is until you watch it with kids?

The R.O.U.S. (Rodents Of Unusual Size for the one person out there who hasn't memorized the film) appeared, and I thought Athena's eyeballs were going to pop out of her head. And it was just before bedtime too. We are such great parents. *sigh*


Chris said...

She got through it just fine.

Jessey said...

The R.O.U.S. is quite frightening. I still find myself a tad afraid of it myself.

Also, don't despair, we watch the eyeball popping, ball busting season finale of House with Elizabeth.
Every five minutes Bob was shielding her eyes and I was saying "It's just a trick, it's just a trick."

Jessey said...

I really should proofread my comments before I publish, yikes!

Amy said...

It is scary, isn't it? Just for future reference, although it's my favorite movie, at 5 I was apparently totally freaked out by the Oompa-Loompa's.

and my sister was oddly afraid of garfield's halloween for a long time, like 10 or 11 (although at 8 she pretended she had better things to do than watch it and left the room).

eaf said...

I am always scared of the R.O.U.S. until closer to the end of the fight, when it is totally obvious that it's a person in a giant R.O.U.S. costume.

Now the Oompa-Loompas are just downright creepy. I still have to watch them with one eye shut.

Jason said...

I used to hide behind the sofa whenever the Wicked Witch would appear on The Wizard of Oz. But I watched it every year and wouldn't miss it.