The Twinadoes have just discovered that there is a shop in town where you can pay some money and they let you borrow DVDs… to take home… to watch… and ooooooooooh there is sooooooo many to choose from. Previously this distraction had been limited to when they were really sick, so sick that they could do nothing but lie on the couch, so sick that they didn’t ask questions about where the DVDs came from or where they disappeared to. Not any more.
So on the weekend we made a visit. There had been much discussion about which two movies they would choose and which order they would be watched in. They finally agreed on Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas… two movies they had not seen before, but being princess obsessed they were very keen to check them out.
After some technical difficulties were finally fixed we all sat down to a ‘DVD dinner’ in front of Beauty and the Beast as a very special treat on Sunday night… and then.. because The Baldy Boy was working… and because they are both doing so well with their ballet rehearsals.. and because I am a sucker… we got fish and chips on the way home from ballet and settled in for Pocahontas last night.
I’d never seen Pocahontas either and for a ‘princess’ movie I quite liked it. The girls picked up on various decent messages throughout the story, as well as being totally immersed in the love story and the songs. We were almost at the end, just as the injured John Smith is about to sail away on the boat and he asks Pocahontas to come with him and something terrible happened…
The DVD stopped. It stopped. No amount of fast forwarding or cleaning or re-trying could get it to go any further….It just stops right at that pivotal moment, a frozen close up of her tortured face as she is about to say whether she will stay or go. We are just left hanging… waiting with baited breath, never to find out her fate.
Come on people.. help me out here…. please! Put me out of my misery and give my girls and end to their story. Does Pocahontas sail away with John Smith and live happily ever after or does she stay home with her father and Grandmother Willow??????