Friday, May 16, 2008

Old Movies

Eli came running into the kitchen yesterday, all excited, after watching TV. He said, “MAMA! MAMA! There’s a new movie on Nick on Friday night, and I can’t wait to see it!”

I said, “Really? A new movie?” (I was thinking something involving Miley Cyrus or The Naked Brothers.)

Eli said, “YES! Can we watch it?”

I asked, “Well, what movie is it, sweetie?”

He said, “E.T.!”

Me: “E.T.? As in E.T. with the alien?”

Eli: “YEAH!”

Me: “Honey, that’s not a new movie.”

Eli: “Yes, it is. I just saw the commercial, and they said they were going to have it for the first time on Nick.”

Me: “Eli, I saw that movie at the theatre when I was 10 years old.”

Eli: “You did?!”

Me: “Yes. It’s a good movie.”

Eli: “You mean it’s an OLD movie?”

Me: (offended) “Well, I don’t know if I would call it old?”

Eli: “Well, I guess we can still watch it even though it’s an OLD movie.”

At that point, I almost smacked him. Then I realized that E.T. came out 26 years ago! Dude! I’m old!


Crazy Working Mom said...

I remember watching this movie at the theater and being scared out of my mind of that creature...and when they came to the house to take ET, GOD that scared the beegeebies outta me!

Dude, we're so old! *LOL*


Thea said...

I honestly never saw ET until I was i n my 20s...

What freaks me out is that next year will be my 15th HS reunion