Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hey Babe. Let's Hold Hands.

I quote movies.  A lot.  My father does too, as do both of my sisters.  My childhood memories are basically made up of working different scenes of Terminator Two into daily life.

Nick and I quote Friends and Armageddon to each other on a daily basis.

Holly fills her texts with references to Mean Girls and Troop Beverly Hills.

Movie quotes are just a thing. I didn't know other people do it (I don't know if it's just perhaps my strange circle?) but I'll tell you this- my proudest moment as a mother revolves around a movie quote and just happened last week.

My kids can and do quote movies often. It is, apparently, genetic. It's in their BLOOD.  But there's a difference between randomly spouting off some hilarious gem, and working a quote seamlessly into a conversation.  That's the difference, that's where the magic lies.

We were at dinner a few weeks ago (we NEVER eat out, so this was extremely special) and I was rambling on to Nick about something or other, and I said 'hey babe' to try to get his attention.

And out of NOWHERE, inflection absolutely PERFECT, Ava says 'Hey babe. Let's hold hands.'

SHE TOTALLY FRICKING NAILED IT!!!!

My baby is a genius.  I am SO proud. Seriously, I almost cried.  It was funny, it completely fit the situation, it was spontaneous and unprompted- it was just absolute perfection.

Other mother's don't get weepy when their kids learn to quote movies.  I'm okay with that.

Linking up with Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop with my loose take on the prompt BABY, which I decided to change to BABE to fit my needs.  I like to break rules and live dangerously. 


17 comments:

  1. Absolutely awesome.

    My favorite movie to quote is Empire Records.

    But Mean Girls and Troop Beverly Hills text sound epic.

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    1. My friend Holly can literally do the entire movie (Troop Beverly Hills) start to finish. And I've never even seen it, so it makes our texts confusing every now and then.

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  2. That's adorable! We quote a lot off movies also. I think I quote Almost Famous multiple times a week, still and yes Mean Girls often.

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  3. That is awesome! My kids randomly do that to me sometimes.

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  4. What a proud moment!! I love it when my kids surprise me with something witty and smart and beautiful...I'm all "maybe you do take after me!" ;)

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    1. It really DOES make me proud. Hashtag need to get a life.

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  5. My Hubby and I also do movie-speak. Our lives are built on movie quotes and it's huge fun to fit them into regular conversation! Totally get it.

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    1. Imagine me reaching thru the screen for a double hive five. High ten?

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  6. What a great, fun post! My oldest two will quote movie lines often. Sometimes the rest of us will get into it too. I think Princess Bride is the all time #1 quoted movie at our house. My youngest has the voice inflection, tone, and rhythm of "I'm not a witch, I'm your wife" down perfectly.

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    1. Ohhh, I forgot Princess Bride!!! We do a lot of that too!

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  7. Is it weird that I quote Jane Austen movies?! "Had you behaved in a gentleman like manner..." at least that's the thought that goes on in my head when men act stupid. :)

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    1. Ohhh, fancy!! I should get some 'cultured' quotes in my library!

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  8. Is it weird that I quote Jane Austen movies?! "Had you behaved in a gentleman like manner..." at least that's the thought that goes on in my head when men act stupid. :)

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  9. We do it too... Major Payne is a classic- or / military war movie lines (like Top Gun, or a Few Good Men....) but I agree 100% that when offspring are completely on point with delivery and inflection.... It's a good day!!

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    1. Oh my word, when I first met Nick he quoted Major Payne ALL THE TIME. Also, I just tried to spell 'quoted' as 'quoated' Ugh.

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