I can admit it. I joined a group on Facebook called, “Move out of the way children, I’ve been waiting for Toy Story 3 for 11 years.”
I don’t know if I have the words to explain how much my family loves all things Toy Story. How can I ever do justice to the place the movies and characters have in my children’s childhood? For some it’s Sesame Street . . . . or Blue’s Clues . . . . . or Mickey Mouse. For us it always has been and always will be Toy Story. So in honor of when I trample over small children to get a good seat at the theater this weekend the release of Toy Story 3 (squee!!) this week I’m going to post some of the most vivid memories I have.
The first memory belongs to what we have lovingly dubbed the “Woody Slump.” At one point in Austin’s toddler life, when anything didn’t go his way he started to put his head down and slump his shoulders over. It was so dramatic. So exaggerated. We had no idea where he learned it and figured he must have seen one of his little buddies doing it.
One night Tyler and and a very pregnant I were watching Toy Story with him. (At this point Austin had seen the movie 59 times back to back.) And guess who in the movie, when things didn’t go his way, would put his head down and slump his shoulders over? Yep, Woody. Tyler and I both noticed it and were amazed and disturbed yet found it shockingly hilarious. Thus was born the Woody Slump.
And guess who at the age of 14 1/2, when things don’t go his way, will still put his head down and slump his shoulders over?