I am all about kids' classic movies this summer. I suppose it's because I feel that Baxter is finally ready to handle them. Plus, sometimes he's around now when Lyle's napping and - although he is supposed to do homework every day all summer (but that's another post entirely) - we can watch something fun together as a summer treat.
So far, we've seen Finding Nemo (one of my favorite movies) and A Bug's Life - okay, these aren't old enough to be classics, I know, but they are feature films! - and this week I introduced him to Peter Pan. He was really nervous about seeing it, claiming it would be too scary, but after a Backyardigans break to consider it, decided he was willing to try. (Only at my house...) He adored it, and the sharp, genuine intake of breath when Wendy, John, and Michael flew for the first time was incredible, and brought me right back to my childhood. Lyle saw part of it too, and, being a less fearful dude, loved it. I've heard a few people refer to Mary Poppins in the past couple weeks, so I picked that one up today. I'm really looking forward to seeing it, myself!
Previously, he's seen Charlotte's Web (old cartoon version), Lassie (new version in theater), parts of The Wizard of Oz, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He's seen Snow White and The Lion King from the Disney aisle.
What do you suggest? What were your favorites that you're looking forward to sharing with your children? I'm looking for more good ideas!