I have been watching 5 minute snippets of the movie ‘Yes Day’ for about 2 weeks now.
Baby girl found it on Netflix, after having watched it at school… she will watch it in snippets, and when it’s finished she hits play, and it starts ALL OVER AGAIN.
I had pretty much watched the movie in these short bursts, out of order, over this time.
And you know, despite seeing some things repeatedly, I actually didn’t mind it.
Yes. Yes yes yes. Even after watching that ice cream scene for the 7th time, I honestly didn’t mind.
It’s a family movie starring Jennifer Garner, wife and Mum of three who is just trying to be responsible and raise her kids… but always ends up saying no to their crazy and kid-like demands. So after a couple of hard truths come her way, she agrees to a ‘Yes’ day.
A day where she has to say yes to anything her kids ask.
Yeah, I KNOW. It’s actually really cute, and funny. It’s also emotional, one of the last scenes had me literally in tears the first time I watched it, trying not to bawl, because I could relate so much with the mother-daughter relationship. Baby girl now knows that if she looks over at me, like she did tonight for that scene, that I will have tears in my eyes.
(Meanwhile I am trying SO HARD not to cry!)
And then she’ll say, “Mum, you’re a sook.”
And I’ll nod solemnly, because I’m the one who told her that anyway.
Back to the movie. As I said, we had watched it in snippets, but not in its complete entirety, and there were parts I happened to miss each time.
But being a Tuesday, our kinda-like Saturday if you like, since Hubbie and I don’t work Wednesdays, we had pizza on the couch and said yes to baby girl’s request.
Yes to a movie. The ‘Yes Day’ movie!
It was really cool. I loved it, and I think it’s the perfect movie to watch together with your child.
And if I didn’t already have The Four Tops in my head ALL week (I’ve been humming it at work constantly), after our movie night baby girl and I have been randomly breaking out into song with –
“Baby I need your lovin,’ got to have all your lovin’…”