My day was packed yesterday, so I turned to my 7-year-old son to ask him what I should write about today. I reminded him about some of our moments from yesterday – big and small. Here’s what he chose from:
(1) Making eggs for breakfast (a weekend only treat)
(2) Going to the movies to see “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
(3) Going shopping in the book store
(4) Being reunited with Daddy who had been away for over a week
(5) Having dinner at a yummy Tucson restaurant
(6) Snuggling together in bed at the end of the day and watching a movie
Number 4 was obviously the big glaring moment of choice, but oh no – my son had to chose #2 – seeing “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” a movie that I absolutely hated and was counting the minutes for it to be over. It was truly the epitome of what I would use to define bad movie. So, here I am writing about it, because I let my son choose today’s blog topic. Sorry blog readers – no happy feel-good reunion blogs for us today!
There’s no possible way that a movie about “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” could be realistic, so when I talk about it being unrealistic, it’s because the acting was probably some of the worst I’ve seen. Megan Fox is expressionless, and in every scene, she is out of breath. My daughter and I were actually laughing about it throughout the movie. She was breathing heavy even if she hadn’t been running. It was distracting!
My kids loved the movie, and all I have to say about that is that hopefully their taste will improve as they mature. So eek gads, parents, don’t cave and take your kids to see it. Wait until it comes out on Redbox, so you only have to spend $1. Better yet, wait until it hits cable, so you don’t have to even waste any money at all.
When I decided to let my son pick today’s blog topic, I also decided to use the song “One Moment in Time” by Whitney Houston. It’s such a beautiful song, and my intention with it was to appreciate all of life’s beautiful moments. Now that this blog has turned into a review of one of the worst movies of the year however, the song has a new meaning for me. In this case, the song is consoling the movie viewer that they only wasted “One Moment in Time.” So here it is. Use it in whatever way you see fit.