Movie nights with Amara are always fun but some are even better than others. They are always great because it is time that the 3 of us spend together and always includes lots of hugging and cuddling and sometime ice cream. This weekend’s movie night was even better than most! Amara had brought Yogi Bear, the movie. Amara knew this movie was very special to me even though I hadn’t seen it. I had commented on its specialness when we had seen the trailers.
My Daddy loved Yogi Bear and Boo Boo and I loved my Daddy. I must have been about 10 years old when the cartoon series started. I remember watching it with him on Saturday mornings. For his birthday that year we got him a Yogi Bear stuffed animal — that was at least 3 feet tall. I can remember that we had to go to the toy store in Jackson to get it. I can still remember being in that store. I was so excited about getting it! I’d never had a stuffed animal that big before — I mean my Dad had never had one that big. He let Yogi live in our room, so he would have other toys to keep him company. I was remembering all of this as we watched the movie.
Grampy and I agreed it was a much better movie than a lot of the others we have watched/endured on movie night. This one had at least had a plot and the park scenery was beautiful. And while we watched it I got to thinking, did my Daddy really love Yogi Bear and Boo Boo or did he really just love spending time with us? Did he know that when I got him the Yogi I really wanted to keep it for myself? I don’t really love Sponge Bob, I just love that Amara loves Sponge Bob and that she shares him with me.
Maybe my Dad did the same thing. I sure wish he could have been here to watch Yogi with us. I’m glad that I got to share a little bit of him with her by sharing Yogi.
The next morning I just had to go online and find the theme song to the cartoon so that Amara could hear it. She didn’t get all the lyrics but we’ve both been singing it ever since then. It was a great weekend.
This post has been linked to Say it Saturday at Family Home and Life.