Karl and I kept up a long standing tradition…we went to the movie Jurassic World: Dominion.
Karl has been my dinosaur kid since he was old enough to say dinosaur. I learned so much information about dinosaurs from being his parent. It was something I had no interest in at all…but when you’re the mom, you go where your child’s interests go.
Karl had some dinosaur clothing as a kid and they were the most worn clothes. The second they were dirty, they were put back in the wash only to be worn again once they were clean. His very favorite was a wax dyed shirt that I bought for him at a garage sale for 10 cents. He had a pair of pants that were first pants and later I hemmed them for shorts when the knees wore out. He was all things dinosaurs.
When Karl was old enough we bought the Jurassic Park VHS tape and let him watch. By far, that was probably one of the most watched movies in our house.
I’ve watched every Jurassic Park/Jurassic World movie with Karl. He’s been such a nut about the movies. He can remember exactly what happened in each of them. For me…they all run together.
When the movie came out at the local cheap theater I told Karl we better go. He was all excited. Here he is posing after we saw the show…
I ended up… sending the picture of Karl to our family message group. Buck was teasing and wrote back, “Congratulations”. He was implying that Karl got a job at the theater as it says, “Now hiring”. Goofy kids.
Karl asked me what I thought of the movie. I told him I thought I was so happy I didn’t have to go buy all of the Lego sets that matched the movie. We both laughed as that’s what typically happened when I took Karl to other Jurassic Park movies. Karl would beg and beg for the dinosaur Lego sets that went with the movie. HA!!
He said, “No mom, what did you really think?” I said, “I love going to the movies with you.”
Truth be told…I don’t love Jurassic Park movies. I don’t mind them…but love them, no. But if I can spend time with Karl, I’ll go again and again and again.
I didn’t mind the movie…the premise was of course, far-fetched but it was okay. Karl, of course, was doing his usual geek-out stuff. He was explaining to me how when this person said this it was referring to this previous show and they had this dinosaur come back and fight this dinosaur. He said, all in all, it wasn’t the best of the franchise, but he wouldn’t have missed it.
Do you have something you still do with your adult kiddos that you don’t love but do because you still really love them? I’d love to hear your stories!!