My Princess loves monsters! Vampires, Zombies (Mommy’s personal favourite), Witches, Wizards, you name it, she is fascinated. It never really dawned on me how much she loved them until last year. She was always into Dinosaurs. She has a three-foot high dinosaur she sleeps with, a dinosaur t-shirt, an 90 piece dino set, a 2 foot long dinosaur that has to be in the shower when she is and Jurassic Park Trilogy is her all time favourite movie collection, not mention all the books on dinosaurs she has. Loves them. But when we were visiting her Dziadek (Polish for Grandpa) that the monster fascination finally hit home. Dziadek was laid up in bed with a bad leg and he was watching “8 Legged Freaks” on TV. It’s a super cheesy movie with David Arquette about spiders that have been exposed to nuclear toxins and have grown massive and take over a town. She was glued! Unfortunately for me, Hubby had the movie and she would watch it on repeat. I almost knew the script line by line.
After that, all types of monsters began to capture her imagination. I am a firm believer that if your child shows an interest in something, encourage it and we did. We bought her the “Monstrous Book of Monsters” that teaches the reader how to notice, capture and eradicate such evil creatures. She also has quite the collection of Goosebump Books. At first there was some hesitation as to whether or not they would give her nightmares or frighten her, but thus far we have been without incident. In fact, many times Hubby and I are referred to Mommy and Daddy Monster and she is Baby Monster and the imaginative game continues. We have to hide, eat the Daddy Monster, and chase the Mommy Monster. She enjoys these fictitious monsters and she loves reading about them. We don’t buy her monster movies but we buy her books about them which keeps her reading, so I’m happy.
Hubby and I had a date night last week where we went to see “Ted”. While waiting in line, we saw a cardboard cut out for “ParaNorman“. By the producers of Coraline, Focus Features brings “ParaNorman” to the big screen. The premise is that a misunderstood boy named Norman helps save his town from a Zombie invasion brought on by a witches curse, using his ability to speak to the Dead. When we saw it, we knew we had to bring the Princess. We showed her the Official Trailer to gauge her response whether or not she would like it and her first response was “Daddy, I want to see the Zombies!” I’m sure this movie would scare most children, but I have a little Princess who prefers scary monster movies to the Cat in the Hat. I will be sure to post my review of it after we see it. It’s making its international release August 17th!