Yesterday Max bought Watership Down for the girls; now, leaving aside my “you can’t watch it till you’ve read it” obsessions, this would have been fine. Not so fine is that a) i was pretty sure Fran would bawl for England and b) well.. you’ll see.
So this morning we heard them all get up and come down to watch it for the first time. Uh oh, we thought, but it was cold so we stayed put.. an hour went by, then a bit more…
Now, you need to know at this point that the remote for our dvd has stopped working; it was a cheap DVD too and it has a penchant for setting itself up with the German version of a film and you have to Sprachen yourself back to the English. Still, so long as you can just press play, you are fine but the player itself has no scroll buttons, so if you need to navigate… well.. you’re ****ed.
So we came down this morning (you can see where this is going can’t you?) and asked how the film went. “Okay,” they said “but we didn’t understand it very well.” “Oh well,” we replied comfortably, “you were probably doing 6 other things at once, just watch it again.” “No,” they answered, “it wasn’t that. It was just that the words were really hard too understand; we couldn’t hear it properly or something…”
They’d only watched the whole sodding thing in German without realising!!!! 🙄
Other than that, lovely time celebrating Sam’s birthday with him and a 10 stone Python (where is that THUD emoticon when you need it?) i want a Chameleon now. Must get them to come to MuddlePuddle sometime. The Tanrantula was AWFUL though… *shudders* Thanks for having us you three 🙂
Fran and i popped out after that to go and do some Tesco Extra Retailing, including spending a fistful of World Book Day Vouchers and getting frames for our latest photos. Just loved watching her pore over choosing a book; such a thrill 🙂 And we’ve watched Watership Down again, in English and yes, i cried as usual 🙂