At dinner, Sunday night.
#3: Hey, have you ever seen a movie about a giant asteroid that’s going to hit the earth so like five people go on it to dismantle it?
Me: They go to dismantle a rock?
#3: No, I mean, um, like blow it up or something?
Me: While they’re standing on it?
#3: So that it doesn’t destroy the earth.
#2: You mean detonate?
#3: Whatever. I can’t think of the name of the movie. It starts with an a.
Me, #2, #4 and #5, in unison: Asteroid?
#3: No! It sounds kind of like armadillo, but it’s not.
Me: Oh. Armageddon.
#3: That’s it!
Me: No. I’ve never seen it.
#4: I just drooled on myself.
11 thoughts on “How we talk about movies”
Talk about non sequiturs.
“It sounds kind of like armadillo” – I LOVE that #3 could think of that, but not the name of the movie. That is fantastic! (And it definitely sounds like something I would say.)
Tell 4 not to feel bad. I don’t that all the time. Only not when talking about Armageddon. Usually it has to be a movie with Christian Bale in it.
I saw that you met Jules! Awesome!
I’ll let her know. Though I don’t actually want her to drool more. I did meet Jules, and it was awesome!!
The plot of Armageddon is about as slow and as interesting as an armadillo. I can see the confusion. 🙂 We do the same thing around our house, but our films are much older. People like Errol Flynn, Gig Young, or Danny Kaye are typically involved.
conversations with kids are blogging gold. i’ve been thinking about that lately. time to mine that gold! you’ve inspired me.
Gotta love em. Or let the asteroid/armadillo hit. One of the two.
Can I have the armadillo instead of the asteroid? Or Armageddon.
Do you write these down at the time or record them? Lawd, I can’t remember a conversation 5 minutes after it happened! 😆
We are still working out that “bogs” and “bugs” actually sound different. Accents are a battle!
Someone really ought to make a trauma-drama called Armadillo. I’d go watch that!
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Yup that sounds about right… i felt like I was part of that kind of conversation before 🙂 haha
Awesome. Your family cracks ME up!