August, my 9 year old, is home sick from school today. It is nothing serious, but definitely worth keeping him home under quarantine and observation.
Since he is older, he is able to watch certain things that I (and most parents) feel is inappropriate for the younger kids. Unfortunately, with one television in the house, opportunities for him to watch these types of movies and television programs are not nearly as often as he would like.
When he is home sick, however, tradition dictates he is allowed to sit in bed with a laptop and watch videos that are appropriate for him but not the others. Previous entries in this series have included Clash Of The Titans (1981 version), the entire Superman film franchise, Harry Potter, The Neverending Story, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Disney’s Atlantis, and more.
Today he started out with The Iron Giant. In a change of pace he has the Kindle Fire upstairs with him and he is watching stuff from Amazon Prime Instant Video.
When I took Déla to school this morning I stopped by August’s classroom and picked up some homework. I know, I’m a mean dad. After The Iron Giant August did his homework and then began watching Dragonslayer. He really enjoyed that film, and is now (as of this writing) beginning to watch The Magic Sword.
I love being able to share some of these movies from my own childhood with August. He enjoys and appreciates them for what they are.