Thursday, December 17, 2009

Robots: Scary and Otherwise

For the last month or so my youngest grandson has become infatuated with a few movies which he desires to watch again and again. Most have some connection with robots. Robots this and robots that and big bad robots. He likes Wall-E, Robots, Monsters, Inc. (trust me, there are robots in there), Batteries Not Included, The Incredibles, Star Wars and...that's all I can remember at the moment.

Personally, I think this youngster has good taste. (I like all those myself.) I'm convinced that he could watch them 24/7 and, well, we're just not going there. One day a few weeks ago as he was heading downstairs, I heard him say,

"Honey, where's my super suit? Honey! Where's. My. Super. Suit?" (Name that movie.) After we got to the bottom of the stairs, I asked him, "Did you just say, 'Honey, where's my super suit?" He grinned his enigmatic grin and looked caught.

Every so often after that, for who knows what reason, I'd hear him repeat the lines sometimes with greater emphasis than others and I'd crack up laughing. When I asked his Mom if she'd ever heard him say that, she was a little skeptical but found him and asked him about repeating the movie lines.

He smiled and said them for her with even greater emphasis. She responded: "Honey, where's my super suit??? It's in the wash!"

Now it's a bit of a running joke between him and me. He mostly obliges and gives me his great happy smile and now, more often that not, he repeats the lines quietly.

Two-year-olds are so much fun to have a round. Especially ones with a cute sense of humor.

Oh, before he identified that movie (The Incredibles) by name, he referred to it as the "movie with the scary robots." He assured me that was his favorite part of the movie, the scary robots.