A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Where ARE the wild things, anyway?

"Don't blame it on me
Blame it on my wild heart"
-Stevie Nicks

Am I, like, super un-hip? Why am I not nearly as excited as most hipsters are about the movie Where The Wild Things Are? My brother (who is prob the coolest person I know- don't tell him that) says it's a combination of the director (Spike Jonze- big fan), music (Karen O- big fan), and screenplay (Dave Eggers- I liked Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius), all mixed together with childhood nostalgia. That's where I'm lost. I honestly don't remember ever being into those books. Is that weird? Am I the right age? I mean, people are going apeshit for this movie and this story. Look at these people who have Where the wild things are tattoos!!!
Anyway, I can't figure out if I just missed out on this phenomenon or if I've blocked it out like so many other weird parts of my childhood. Speaking of which, my brother and I had a great laugh about our very unique childhood this afternoon. There were some really crazy aspects to our life which were so normal to us then, but are so completely crazy to think about now. Once in a while my childhood and my past life acts as fodder for a good laugh!

4 comments:

My name is Erin. said...

REALLY?! Yep. I'm in on all the excitement. As a matter of fact, I've been planning to do a Where the Wild Things Are room for Keenan since before he was born. As in... if I ever have a boy... yada, yada. I still have our childhood copy which has completely fallen apart, so I'm planning to frame the aged & tattered photos and hang them on his walls which will be painted with colors pulled straight from the illustrations. I'm super excited for the movie, but a little annoyed now, because when I do get Keenan's room done, it will look like I got the idea from the movie. Which will make me look slightly less cool than I actually am. Haha! *snorting laugh*

I love the illustrations and colors of the book. And the storyline is cute, too. I love to read it the kids.

Anonymous said...

What was so funny about your childhood? Your totally normal Mom

lori b said...

i want to hear about the childhood stories!

Anonymous said...

I don't remember Where the Wild Things Are from my childhood (I am slightly older than you... :), but I did use it when I taught 2nd grade. Love ya! Keep blogging!
Jenn G

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