The Nelson household has a Three Amigos obsession!
So 2 weeks ago, Abby and I were trying to go through DVD's to find something family friendly to watch. While fumbling through our collection she pulled out a copy of the Three Amigos. She nicely asked if she and Parker could watch it. I told her," no, I dont think you would like a movie like that." However, she kept insisting that she would, so I finally gave in and decided that I might enjoy watching a classic anyhow. I figured she would lose interest 5 minutes into it anyway.
So I pop in the DVD and we start watching. Parker comes and joins us to watch as soon as he notices cowboys with guns. (Side Note: Why are guns appealing to a one and a half year old boy???? I certainly didn't teach him about them, but whatever.) Well, we begin watching and low and behold the kids love it. They are laughing and smiling the whole way through. The minute they heard the my little buttercup song.... they were hooked.
Well, I thought it would end there, but to my shock, it hasn't. Every day at least once for the last 2 weeks Abby and Parker (minus the words) are begging for me to put in The Three Amigos. Abby can even quote it now. "Good Night Ned", she says at bed time.
Recently Taylor asked Abby what her favorite part is in the movie. She said she has two favorites. The first is when Steve Martin is "chained up and says 'gonna make it', and walks like robot" the other is "when the bush sings songs."
For fun Taylor plays soundtrack songs that he has downloaded for the kids. He dies everytime Parker busts his moves to the My Little Buttercup song, or sways to the Blue Shadows song.
I guess I cant say I mind this craze that has spread through our house, because quite literally it is one of my favorite movies from growing up. (That is true for Taylor also.) However, you cant tell me its not weird!