Mar 10, 2010
Recently, Orison has been asking to watch “that movie where the man jumps into the water and swims around.”
I tried to get the name out of him, but he couldn’t remember. I started going through his movie-watching history (a very short list), and remembered that one time he saw a portion of the A&E Pride & Prejudice.
“Do you mean ‘Pride & Prejudice?’”
“Yeah! The man jumps into the water and swims around!”
Anyone know what part he’s talking about? That’s right, Mr. Darcy is trying to cool his jets over Miss Elizabeth Bennett and dives into the pond at Pemberley, only to meet with her face-to-face as he’s walking back up to the house, soaked to the bone.
Ahhh, “Private Predges”–one of my favorite movies (and books).
So last week, when his Aunt Talitha was babysitting for the afternoon, he suggested they watch Private Predges. (She doesn’t take too much convincing to watch a Jane Austen flick.)
Later that night, this is what he told me:
“Private Predges” was way before cars.
Why did they ride horses all the time? And why didn’t they say giddyup? They just said “Drive on.”
Then, yesterday, he convinced our regular babysitter that they should watch some of it! Here’s what she told me in an email:
He asked for Pride and Prejudice. I laughed. I assumed it would be okay for him to watch, since he relayed the whole story to me. I said if he was a good boy, we could watch a little bit but not the whole thing. He was okay with that.
With an affinity for Jane Austen at 5, I think he’s going to make some lady very happy someday!
So, one of my minor goals for raising sons is being achieved! Perhaps someday he’ll be a man who happily sits through multiple screenings of Jane Austen movies throughout his marriage! He’s supposed to live with his wife in an understanding way, right?
Or maybe he’ll be Darcy-like: strong, level-headed, generous, kind…a mother can dream.