Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Twilight and a Kids' Interview
I finished Twilight today and I am totally hooked! So much so that I ran to 5 stores to find New Moon. For those of you who have read Twilight, what do you think? Do you love it or not? Did you like the movie?
I saw the movie a few weeks ago and decided that I liked the story, but didn't think the characters were developed well. It made me want to read the book.
The book did make me uncomfortable when I thought about it putting my daughter in Bella's character.
The thing that made me the most uncomfortable was the two of them playing with fire so often and to such extremes. The guy thinks that she smells wonderful...so much so that he wants her blood. (Edward is a vampire, did you know?) He thinks that she is "hot" and wants her body, too. Whenever Bella is touched by Edward her pulse races and she wants Edward too, but she thinks Edward will keep things under control, so she doesn't need to worry. There is major chemistry and then Edward stays all night, many nights in a row while she sleeps. What?!
So, after knowing how attracted they are, they kiss while lying on her bed. Are you kidding me?! They are playing with animal instincts on both counts. Scary! It makes me worried that my daughter might think it is okay to behave this way as long as "nothing happens". I, on the other hand, am very much a fan of Joseph (You know, the one in the Bible who runs away from Potipher's sexy wife who wants him to lie with her?). Run away from temptation, don't just lie there!!
No, nothing ever happens, which makes me all the more worried, because how true to life is that? You have a gorgeous guy in your bed who can seduce you with his breath alone...and you SLEEP? What is wrong with you?
The story is great: good vs evil, very exciting plot, very sweet first love romance. (She is the first girl that Edward has fallen in love with, and he is over 100 years old! How flattering is that?) But I do worry about young people thinking that they can tempt themselves that much and not give in.
What did you think of the book? What about the romance/sensuality? Am I just a puritan or what?!
Anyway, I also saw a Kid's Interview on Farm Dream's today that I just had to do with my kids. Boy they think I am a blogging fiend! Take a look at our candid interview with Emily & Matt:
1. What is something your mom always says to you?
M - Don't fight with your sister.
E - Find Michael's shoes.
2.What makes your mom happy?
M - When I do the dishes.
E - Being with her honey (Dad).
3. What makes your mom sad?
M - saying that you hate her
E - fighting
4. How does your mom make you laugh?
M - tickling
E - tickling
5. What did your mom like to do when she was a child?
M - play with dolls
E - play with Barbies
6. How old is your mom?
M - 39
E - 39
7. How tall is your mom?
M - probably like 6 feet
E - I don't know
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
M - look at blogs
E - being on the computer
9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
M - look at more blogs
E - relax
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
M - blogs
E - blogs
11. What is your mom really good at?
M - shooting (guns)
E - blogs
12. What is your mom not very good at?
M - staying off the computer
E - biking
13. What does your mom do for her job?
M - look at blogs (said laughing)
E - homeschool
14. What is your mom's favorite food?
M - Mexican
E - Mexican
15. What makes you proud of your mom?
M - keeping her temper
E - everything
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
M - a fairy god mother
E - Supermom
17. What do you and your mom do together?
M - homeschool
E - bake
18. How are you and your mom the same?
M - both have dry skin
E - I have her nose
19. How are you and your mom different?
M - I am a boy
E - ?
20. How do you know your mom loves you?
M - she makes food for me
E - because she tucks us in every night
21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
M - everything
E - everything
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
M - zoo
E - her room (where her computer is)
There you have it. I blog, therefore I am.