I have a handful of half written posts sitting in my draft box, but I wanted to post about last night before I forget. Mike just talked me into upgrading the Netflix to 3 DVDs at time on top of our streaming. I got Zathura because I knew we'd all enjoy it. It was a rainy night. We all settled in to watch.
I was right about the appeal everyone was enthralled once the action started. This a feat when your kids are 7years apart and opposite genders. If you've never seen it's a movie about a board game that transports some kids to outer space. It's basically Jumanji in space directed by one of my favorites Mr. Jon Favreau. It's a fun one. If you plan on seeing it stop reading now.
During the climax of the action bad aliens "board" the house. They look a bit like dinosaurs with long tongues. Riley marched right up to the TV and made a scooping motion on the screen.Look Mommy. Look Daddy. I scooped up those bad aliens! Good job, Riley. Thanks. I'm gonna get these out of here. She walks over to the recently installed cat door/air lock and makes a tttttchchchchsss sound effect and releases them. Laughter from Mom and Dad I got rid of them! Thanks Riley
She repeated the process several times encouraged by all the laughter. The universe is safe. She's such a silly girl. Later that night we were putting on her pajamas when her arm got stuck. She laughed and said "I'm like Capt Hook!" What a clever girl. I just love her.