Smarter than the Average Bear

Grandma Kc wrote this on April 5th, 2011 15 Replies

Smiley GirlMovie 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.

15 thoughts on “Smarter than the Average Bear

  1. Amara's Grampy

    It wasn’t bad at all – I think I remember that Mr. Moviephone hated it, so I wasn’t optimistic. One good thing was that the humans were just silly enough – about on a level with Barney Fife. Not nearly as ridiculous as most of the Disney Channel actors. I’m so hoping kids don’t grow up thinking that’s how people act – or that Les Miserables is a cartoon for that matter.

  2. Amara's Grampy

    Oh yeah – the after movie dancing was spectacular. According to Amara her feet ‘just know where to go’. Probably because she’s been dancing as long as she’s been walking. She really is an excelent dancer – very emotive.

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Amara had been making suggestions for videos of her that we should make and put on her blog. Next weekend!

  3. Janet

    Every Friday night is movie night at our house. We too watched Yogi Bear last Friday. We enjoyed it and it was fun listening to the boys laugh at it. Pop and I enjoyed it very much too. This Friday it is Tangled for our movie.

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      The best part of any movie night is the awesome audience! We really are very lucky Grandparents!

  4. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Such sweet memories … those of the past and those in the making.

    This makes me think of the monster truck (toy) Bubby got PawDad for his birthday. Bubby LOVES monster trucks and was certain PawDad would love one, too. Which, of course, he did, mostly because Bubby does so much.

  5. Sandy Siegel

    Those are very sweet memories! Someday Amara will tell her grandchildren about the wonderful times she had with her Grama and Grampy!

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Wouldn’t it be fun if one day Kendall and Amara could get together and compare notes about their Grandmas???

  6. Kaye Swain

    How fun! And what sweet family memories. My dad was another fan of the original Yogi Bear, as was I once upon a time. And yes, I did enjoy this version along with my grandsons. Very fun! Happy almost St Patricks Day – don’t forget your green!

  7. Joan Stommen

    So sweet, Kc! Isn’t it wonderful that we can share our parents with our grandkids? It’s things like Yogi or my mom baking me a Barbie Birthday cake that they can relate to!I can’t wait to see videos of your tiny dancer! :)

  8. Loy

    What a lovely memory you made! Currently the only television my year old grandson enjoys is Elmo on Sesame Street. I love it too! LOL

  9. Joyce

    Isn’t funny how kids “buy” things for their parents (with mom or dad’s own money!) because they just know that they’ll end up with it? I did it myself – and remember my kids buying me candy for Mother’s Day and then lining up for samples….by the time all 5 of us had 2 each, the box was pretty empty! Cute story, and I do think your daddy just wanted you to think he loved the same things you did because sharing with his daughter was the way a wise man behaves!


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