Yeah, so, the other night I decided to introduce my mighty, mighty good boy Calvin to “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” because I want to raise him right.
I remember my niece Lorelei loving this movie when she was Calvin’s age. Plus, I love it, so I figured I’d give it a shot. It beats watching “Bob The Builder,” which he has been asking for more often lately.
The trick with introducing a new movie or TV show to Calvin is to start the movie or TV show when he’s not paying attention. If he asks to watch “Curious George,” and I respond with “Let’s watching something new,” well, he’s not going to go for that.
This time, he was playing with his buses in the living room, and I started the movie without any fanfare. It wasn’t long before he did a double take. The beginning of the movie is so clever and colorful with really fun music. He was instantly hooked.
By the time, Pee Wee starts dancing to “Tequila” on a table, Calvin was fully invested.
And, just like me, he thinks the pet store scene is hilarious. He asked me to rewind it a few times to he could watch it over and over.
Since he liked the movie, I think he’s ready for “Pee Wee’s Playhouse,” so we will be trying that soon.