Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Addictive Personalities

Some people have addictive personalities. I'm sure I'm one of them. Just watch how quickly I devour a plate of cookies or how many times I listen to my new favorite song on auto-repeat.

Unfortunately, I think my daughter got this from me. She is only 1 1/2 years old, and she's already addicted to TV. We don't even have it on that often, and yet she's obsessed.

Every time she passes a TV, she wants it on. She is particularly infatuated with Princess and the Pauper (one of the Barbie movies). She wants to watch it nonstop.

As a result, I have memorized all of the songs, whether I want to or not.

When we first got the movie, we bought it because it was on sale. I figured it would be a cheap attempt to market yet another set of Barbie dolls. I anticipated a weak plot, shoddy acting and bad music. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. It's not a bad movie (bearing in mind the intended audience). However, any redeeming value tends to evaporate after the 467th viewing.
(End Tangent)

So, if anyone wants to sing along to one of the many songs in the movie, just give me a call. I'm sure I can refresh your memory on the words.

"To be a princess is to know which spoon to use."
"To be a princess is a thousand pairs of shoes."

End scene.


krystal said...

It's probably sad, but I've come to really like the Barbie movies. I don't like pop music at all, but I've recently found myself singing along to the pop songs that play with the closing credits.

Talullah said...

Dude...you have it so easy. My kids came along during Barney's Heyday. Imagine a grown woman going around singing "If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gum drops, oh what a rain that would be. Standing outside with my mouth open wide.. AH AH AH AH AH AH AH AH AH AAAAHHHHH...."

trublubyu said...

we LOVE the barbie movies at our house! have you seen the 12 dancing princesses? great one- love the relationship the sisters have with each other. after that one came out, we bought all 12 barbies. so fun.

and have you seen barbie and the diamond castle? the songs in that one are good too. i love the harmonies.

anyway, i shall end my epistle.

trublubyu said...

oh, and real men watch barbie movies with their daughters.

JMadd said...

Thanks! Now I have "Barbie Girl" stuck in my head just because that's what happens every time I see a Barbie or hear the name.

Nathan said...

Talullah: I can only imagine how small my padded room would be if I had to listen to Barney every day. I had a nephew obsessed with Barney, and I don't know how my sister did it. He's 18 now, so I wonder when I should start embarrassing him with memories from his past. Maybe I should be the nice uncle for once ...

Trublubyu: I'm glad someone else loves them too. Yes, I saw 12 Dancing Princesses. My mom has every Barbie movie in her collection for grandchildren, and over Christmas vacation my wife and I watched every one of them ... you know ... for research. That one is on the short list of ones we want to get and so is Rapunzel. I honestly didn't know how they were going to make an interesting movie out of a girl with long hair stuck in a tower, but they did.