Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Saturday, 17 December 2011

A "Shrektacular" Christmas

We made it!!!  School’s out for the holidays!  Is it just me or is everybody else about ready for a break too?  Decided what better way to start the holidays than with a FF (Fun Friday)!  This is not to be confused with #FF which in “Twitter” lingo stands for “Follow Friday” (something my old brain still has a hard time grasping).  I prefer my definition of FF which involves appies, alcohol and inevitably lots of LOL. 

The three of us (G, R & I) planned to watch the Grinch, Shrek the Halls & Elf together (a very rare request from R) when I got home.  Unfortunately we couldn’t find Shrek the Halls or Elf so R agreed to try “Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular” since anything Shrek-based is acceptable.  The scene opens with Shrek lighting a fire before guests arrive.  The three of us sat there watching and waiting.  Finally a few characters appeared on the screen, had a very brief scene and disappeared again.  We waited patiently for something else to happen.  After a minute (which is extremely long when nothing’s happening) the same thing happens…characters appear; brief scene; they disappear.  After about 5 minutes of the same thing R gets impatient and "ff’s" to the next brief scene.  This goes on 20 more times!!!  WT*! 

Now had I not been at FF prior to watching the movie, I may have clued in a little quicker than this morning that something was not quite right as opposed to it being a very bad movie.  In my defence, G just thought it was a very bad movie.  Apparently we were watching Shrek’s Yule Log, the description being:  Heat up your holiday party with this hilarious virtual fireplace. 

Can’t believe we sat and watched a kids’ version of Rogers TV Holiday Fireplace for over 10 minutes before turning it off!  *heavy sigh*

 

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