So we get some pretty amazing perks with what I do, one is that we get invited to see the first screenings of Disney Movies. (I know, score!). If you know me personally you’ll know that I’m a huge movie buff, especially kids movies and even more so, kids movies with bits that only adults will get. It gives me an excuse to let out my inner 7 year old, cause let’s be honest...
I secretly haven’t grown up.
Another thing about me is that I don’t read. Not because I don’t enjoy it but I honestly don’t have the attention span, (shit, I’m literally a child). Like, I love the idea of reading a good book but I get to page 4 and I’m like, yup that’s me, I’ll wait for the movie to come out. This is where I’m so thankful that Noah has picked up a love for reading, because I honestly didn’t expect it knowing my past, ahem, I mean present attention span situation. In saying that, one book I managed to read till the end was The BFG. So when I was told we were going to be invited to see the screening I was a bit too excited.
So you know those movies that you end up walking out feeling a bit gooey inside and all loved up and a throat sore as shit cause you’ve tried so damn hard to contain the tears. Well this was THAT movie. Even Kelvyn got a bit teary (he’ll kill me for saying that).
There has always been something about the way Roald Dahl writes/speaks. Like I said, it was the only book that managed to keep this non stop girl entertained long enough to finish it. It’s like he’s talking to your soul (deep, I know). No but seriously, there’s something about it. The little hidden life lessons have you walking away feeling like you’re never too small/or giant to conquer the world, if you just have a dream, a plan and believe in yourself and your morals. It sounds so cliché I know, but my god, it’s so so true.
Imagine what our kids will achieve in their lives if they lived by this. Trusting in themselves and knowing that just because something is “done” doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.
In the words of the big man himself “two wrongs don’t equal a left.”
Do yourself and favour and go see The BFG these school holidays. The kids can tag along too.
In Cinemas July 9th #TheBFG
“I is not understanding human beans at all,’ the BFG said. ‘You is a human bean and you is saying it is grizzling and horrigust for giants to be eating human beans. Right or left?’ ‘Right,’ Sophie said. ‘But human beans is squishing each other all the time,’ the BFG said. ‘They is shootling guns and going up in aeroplanes to drop their bombs on each other’s heads every week. Human beans is always killing other human beans.’ He was right. Of course he was right and Sophie knew it. She was beginning to wonder whether humans were actually any better than giants.” – Roald Dahl