No greasy fingers here, Mom.


I allowed my son to eat popcorn, but I wanted him to do it in his high chair. That way, his greasy fingers would be staying put, not potentially running along my sofa.

My son did not want to eat his popcorn in his high chair. He wanted to be free to roam.

And so he found a solution. He would eat his popcorn chair-free and hands-free.

“Look, Ma! No hands!”

I suppose I should applaud his problem solving skills.

Hubby picked up our hold items from the library, including this item:


“What’s this?” I asked him.

“Looks like it’s called Predators,” he helpfully tells me.

“I see that, but why did you bring it home?”

“It was on the hold shelf. You must’ve ordered it.”

I had not. It was clearly misfiled. I’m not sure if him thinking I had actually ordered this movie says more about him or more about me.

Do you have a favorite unexpected movie or genre?

[I did see the original Predator, actually, and can quote lines from it even, but that’s the extent of Predator movies for me.]

67 responses »

  1. Joseph knows how to get what he wants AND keep Momma happy. Win/Win.

    Husband probably wondered why you chose that movie but thought better than to question it….maybe??? Yes. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt. πŸ˜‰

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    • Is John Wayne YOUR favorite genre, Flojo?
      And yes, whole head in a popcorn tub would be funny, but then his hair would be greasy and he wouldn’t be able to see the movie–especially if his head got stuck. Then again, it would be buttered, so it would probably come out easily.

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    • My big brother educated me in many Arnold Schwarzenegger movies in my youth. I’m also fairly adept at quoting Commando. Talk about useless skills. πŸ™‚

      I’m afraid I’m unable to offer a recommendation on Predators, as it promptly went back to the library. πŸ™‚

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  2. The Turner Movie channel had a Disney night a few years ago and one of the films was In Search of the Castaways, and I absolutely loved it. It’s closest cousin would be a film like, Raiders of the Lost Ark, which it beat by nineteen years.

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  3. Ok, this is embarrassing, but I have actually eaten a few pieces of popcorn by that method. Not a whole bowl, mind you, but did a lizard tongue approach just to see if I could. Popcorn sticks incredibly well to the tongue.

    No judgement on your movie choice. Lol! I’m probably the only person my age that watches a few MTV shows.

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  4. I applaud your son for his efficiency. I’m planning on having popcorn tonight. This gives me incentive to dive in face first, consequences be damned!

    The fourth Predator kinda looks like Lionel Richie. After he’s been out partying All Night Long (all night).

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  5. Betsy, our kids did the popcorn thing a few times. By the way, who knew that Cheerios would be the greatest toddler food when I was growing up. One at a time off the tray or a restaurant napkin.

    As for “Predator,” I will leave that one with you. As for movies that surprised me, any movie with a parent/ child or sibling reconciliation theme will cause tears. “Field of Dreams” is a great example. The one that surprised me most is “A League of their Own.” Keith

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    • I remember really liking A League of their Own. I know I saw Field of Dreams, but it didn’t leave an impression on me. No idea whether or not this Predator movie was any good, as it promptly went back to the library.

      Cheerios are amazing. Non-messy and kids love them. Brilliant!

      Thanks for reading, Keith! πŸ™‚

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  6. Great solution to the pop corn problem. I’m going to try that myself tonight. My wife will love it.

    and one of my favorite films is, “My Dinner with Andre” from 1981. I think there might be six people left alive that remember that one. It’s a film about two guys having dinner and talking about stuff.

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    • My sister and I tried to watch that with my Mom when I was maybe in high school. We kept fast forwarding, waiting for something to happen. But, of course, as you know, nothing did, other than talking. Oh well. I guess we missed out on that bit of culture.

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  7. Oh, Betsy, your children are very adorable. And smart with a sense of humour. I wonder who they remind me of?❀️ The whole Predator thing……karma? Kismet? Something to mull on. Thank you for my smile.πŸ˜€

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  8. I’m not much for movies. When I watch one I like a plot and well-developed characters and some good scenery. Although I do seem to see a few comic book movies because my husband has them on and I look at them. They all seem the same to me. Apparently there are some different characters in them with different plots, but you could fool me.

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  9. Oh my goodness! He is a clever cutie (again, he proves that kiddies are such creative problem solvers!)

    The only genre I avoid is Horror. Too active an imagination leads to sleepless nights. Ah, also thrillers which are too too exciting, like Silence of the Lambs … again, overactive imagination

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  10. Talk about a clever kid! He must have gotten that from you (and his cuteness from Paul — wait, no, cuteness from you, too πŸ˜€ :D)

    Fave movie genre? Mine has changed over the years, I think. Never watched a movie often enough to quote lines, unless you count the oft-quoted lines from the Star Wars franchise (“get this walking carpet out of my way” or my fave, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this”). These days, I’m game for the transformer movies or marvel, but How to Train Your Dragon and the first 2 shrek movies are like comfort food πŸ˜€

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