Sunday, September 18, 2011

Star Trek Sunday

The other night Brian and I decided that we wanted to rent the newest Star Trek movie because it has been a couple of years since we last saw it. Jake piped up from the back seat and started asking about Star Trek, and I realized that he's never really seen any of the movies or the TV shows. My mom would be so disappointed! So I started explaining the story and history of the series to him, and I told him how much his Mima Kim loved Star Trek. He begged us to wait and let him watch the movie with us, so we did. We all snuggled up on the couch this afternoon and watched Star Trek. The girls did pretty well for about a half an hour and then sort of drifted in and out of the room. Jake, however, was transfixed by every second. And once again at the end of the movie during Spock's voice over I started crying. Evie was very concerned about why I was so sad, but I just explained that watching this show made me think about Mima Kim and miss her. It made me happy to share this with my children, if it helps them learn about their Mima and feel connected to her. I'm thinking we are going to be watching a lot more Star Trek around here.

2 comments:

Ryan W said...

A fine idea, I loved talking Star Trek with Chip...

Sandra & Brent said...

I loved the new Star Trek movie... transported me back in place and time. I totally understand the mother/tear connection. Every time they sing the hymn "O My Father" in church, I dissolve into tears because my mother ALWAYS cried through that hymn. I think it's great that you're helping your kids make the Star Trek/Mima connection. Even though it makes you cry.