A quick update… we made it through another movie in our Disney Movie Event! We watched Cinderella tonight. Yes, we have actually seen this one several times; although it’s been quite a while since I last watched it – maybe last time with Jay Pea or Loo Hoo when they were still in preschool?
This movie was released in 1950 and, like Snow White, Cinderella has undergone a few fine tunings in the latest pictures of her compared to the originals, but she is still the ultimate princess – a true rags to riches story. I’d have to say my favorite character is Gus – he’s just such a simple mouse! Cinderella is one of those movies where there are no grey lines about who the good guys are and who the bad guys are… the bad guys are drawn to be very unattractive and sometimes downright scary! One thing I did notice is that, unlike Snow White or Pinocchio, Cinderella doesn’t have any really scary parts. The only time you are on the edge of your seat is when Gus and Jacque are trying to get the key up all those stairs to Cinderella’s room near the end of the movie… so dramatic!
It was fun to watch a classic Disney film – one that everyone has heard of instead of some of the obscure movies we have been watching. It was fun to sing along with the mice and with Cinderella and, ultimately, was fun to see Cindy and her prince ride off in the carriage after their wedding… “and they lived happily ever after.”
As far as the rest of our day, it was a classic Sunday with the exception of having to file an insurance claim for Hubby’s phone which he had on him when he was caught running in the rain this weekend… it will be a few days until he has contact with the world at his fingertips again.
Loo Hoo and K-Cat had classes at church tonight, and Loo Hoo actually had to be at her class early for a test! She did get to eat dinner there; the rest of us went to Wendy’s for burgers, chicken, chili, and salad before going to Cub Foods to stock up on groceries for the week.
Then to make a great day even better, I got to spend a little over an hour talking to Jay Pea on Skype, sharing my screen and looking at old family pictures… what a great life! I think I can truly say “and they lived happily ever after” is my story too! Cheesy? Yeah, I know – and I don’t care!