Sunday, March 8, 2009

Vegetarianism is Not Genetic

Last night, we were watching the most recent movie incarnation of Charlotte's Web. By the way, if you haven't seen it, it holds fairly true to the original cartoon version (with, of course, a subplot to make it longer)- I can't remember the book well enough to judge that way, though.

We get to the point in the movie where they discover- er, yeah, spoiler here but if you don't know the story you might want to go, i dunno, literate yourself- that the judging for the blue ribbon pig has already happened. Wilbur has not won. The whole family is devastated, but most especially poor little Fern who realizes that Wilbur's fate is now in jeopardy. She is crying into her mother's blouse. Even Mommy, who has been cold and disappointed by her daughter's behavior throughout the whole movie, but now understands that her daughter is simply being an individual, growing into a wonderful, caring person- even Mommy has misty eyes. Tiny little Charlotte has worked through the night to weave "humble" into her web in the hopes of saving Wilbur, but to no avail. And Ethan, my sweet, compassionate boy says...

"Bacon for dinner!"

4 comments:

andy said...

mmmmmm...bacon. I could totally go for some.

At least he's not dropping f-bombs in the school yard like my 6 year old.

Andrea

P.S. I totally do not swear in front of my children.

P.P.S. Well, not that much anyhow.

Call Me Cate said...

Mmmm bacon. Your kids are awesome.

It's been so long since I've seen/read Charlotte's Web that I can't even remember it. And I'm confusing it with Babe.

Pamdog said...

Well... at least the movie inspired him!
Pamela

kimber p said...

Bacon is really the only thing keeping me from trying vegetarianism...it's simply the best meat ever. have you ever tried bacon wrapped scallops? insanely good :)