Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Watch-It Wednesday: Red Blanket in the Great Room

"Sarah," the Twinkles begged last night, "Can we pleeeaase watch a movie?"

"No," was my heartless reply, "Absolutely not. We're not watching movies tonight."

"We'll pick a short one! Please? Please?"

"Nope. Why don't you guys make a movie...or at least, a play?"

"Can we do a story we already know?"

"For sure."


And so, with the help of Zachary, they put on a play for James and me 10 minutes later. Although they claimed it was the story of "Little Red Riding Hood", I'm not quite convinced because, well...maybe I'll just show you the story, and see if you recognize the plot. :)


The Story of Little Red Riding Hood

(Mother): "Here Darling, take these cookies to your Grandmother so she will feel better."
(Little Red Riding Hood): "Yes Mother."
(Mother): "And do not stop to gather flowers in the woods!"
(Little Red Riding Hood): "Yes Mother."

(Narrator): "And then she met the big-bad-wolf"
{no picture, unfortunately, but he was shrouded in a gold-and-burgundy quilt}
(Wolf): "Hello, Little Girl. Why don't you pick some flowers for your Grandmother?
That way, she will like you better."

(Little Red Riding Hood): "Ok!"

(Narrator): "And then she came to her Grandmother's house."
{here there was some confusion about whether or not the one on the 'bed'
was the grandmother or the wolf. In the end, they determined she was the wolf}
(Little Red Riding Hood): "Grandmother, what great big eyes you have!"

(Big-Bad-Wolf): *Evil chuckle*

(Narrator - who also happened to be the hunter): "And then the hunter came in
and killed the big-bad-wolf and dragged her off!"
{here there was some confusion about whether or not they ever found the real grandmother
(they didn't)
and whether or not Little Red Riding Hood was ever punished for disobeying her mother
and picking flowers
(she wasn't)
In the end, they determined it would be best to take a final bow
(so they did)}


Have a smiling Wednesday! Obey your mother, and don't believe any wolves who tell you that disobeying will make your grandma like you more! :)


Mikaela said...

With a moral like that, these kids have the potential to rival Aseop! Hurray, Zachary, Madeline, and Megan--a job well done. Wasn't that ten times better zoning out in front of a screen?

And my, what big smiles you have! ;-)

Emily said...

So sad I missed the play! I see some interseting potential for future film festivals here! :-)

Ruthie H. said...

Delightful! :) I hadn't "seen" the story of Red Riding Hood in some time. :)

Megan Langham said...

This might have been the most adorable thing I've seen in ever. XD The twins and Zachary have grown so much!

Also I was thrilled to see your comment on my blog. It's been so long since we were really in touch -- hearing from you was lovely. ^_^

SarahJayne said...

Mika - true, true. :)
Leiah, they did promise another one, you know!
Ruthie, I will pass on your words!
Megan, isn't it crazy how time flies? As for being in touch, we will have to remedy that! :)

Jessica said...

They are so cute!