The herd is back-- Diego (the saber-toothed tiger), Sid (the sloth) and the adorable mammoth, Manny. And who could ever forget Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel, who lived only for his beloved acorn?
This time though, Manny has become a family man as he and Ellie are expecting their first mammoth baby. Scrat's life and his chase for the ever elusive acorn have also been complicated by Scratte, with whom he was instantly smitten. Diego, feeling insecure about his fading predatory nature, has decided to leave the pack while Sid's search for love led him to three baby Tyrannosaurus.
I am so glad that I went to see Ice Age: Dawn of the
Dinosaurs with my kids tonight. All four of us rolled in laughter as every scene unfolded. Believe me, when the mammoth and the tiger started talking like chipmunks, it brought the house down.
I knew this was going to be a great night for us. It was mostly adult talk during dinner. I can't believe how these kids have grown. Four years ago, they were just babies. Tonight they were asking me what my future plans are. To think that I wrote here a few nights ago that the future scares me. My son said he wanted to know because, although he respects the fact that this is my life, any decision I make will also affect him and his sisters. Touche'! Was that supposed to make me feel guilty?
As I said in that post, it helped me define what was bothering me and gave me the opportunity to reassess myself or the new direction I am about to take. As a result, it gave me the confidence (and the right answers) I needed to satisfy my kids' inquisitive minds tonight.