22 December 2008

Torture By Duck

I thought it was a good idea at the time.

I recently remembered that when my siblings and I were young, we loved the 1971 movie "Million Dollar Duck." I wondered if Sonny Ma-Jiminy and Smoochy Girl would be interested in it, and I went about getting a copy.

The first few times the children saw it, it was a success. Sonny seemed to understand the storyline and made clever comments so I knew he 'got it'. But as with most movies and DVDs that Sonny has, it got old quickly. He became sick of watching it and complained whenever it was on.

The problem was, Smoochy Girl is IN LOVE with it. She asks for it all day, starting with first thing in the morning. Straight after "Ook! Cup! Need! Peeze? Peeeze? Peeeeeze?" she starts begging for "Guck! Guck! Need! Guck! Peeze? Peeeze? Peeeeeze?" And I made a rule that we only watch Guck once a day.

I am sick of it.

Sonny is sick of it.

Mr de Elba is sick of it.

And Smoochy herself is sick of it by the time the opening credits with the cute little animated duck are over. That's all she seems to like. Every time the duck makes an appearance, she shouts, "Dere ee iz!" Once the credits are over, she's grumpy but she gest even grumpier if you turn it off.

These days, life has me beaten iunto submission to a point where I leave Guck on until everyone is so sick of it they leave the room.

It's Torture by Duck, and I can do without it.


Sassy Britches said...

Ugh, what a pickle! Poor you and your family. Might I suggest TV headphones?

Swift Jan said...

I have never seen that movie... maybe we could "borrow" for you hehehehe

Toivoa ja Elämän said...

haha that movie was good. but i think even the best of movies would get old after that much viewing =/
good luck with patience until Smoochy gets over it and finds something new to want everyday which you will also rue ;P

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

It looks classic. I am going to have to see it now!

Crazy Sister said...

Ah yes, what a movie. I can remember so much of it! Every now and again when I eat apple peel, I think about Pectin and whether it could make me lay a golden egg.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

That was my sister and Pollyanna... everyday... day after day afterday... I was FINALLY able to watch it again just this year with the Ladies.. it only took me 20 years to recover.

Jen said...

Thankfully, Hayden rotates his favorites so about every other week there is a new one. But I so know this pain.

Joy in the Burbs... said...

I haven't seen that one either. I'll check the video store.

Merry Quackmas,
(couldn't resist)


Hippomanic Jen said...

Roast Duck for Christmas?

CynthiaK said...

Hmmm...haven't ever seen this "classic". I guess we'll have to try and locate it for rental one of these days.

I just finished wrapping the kids' xmas presents and can't believe how many movies I have bought for them! We are clearly addicted...but no Guck here...yet.

John Ross said...

MY oldest brother(the poet) has a phrase I've always liked that seems particularly appropos to your sittuation....wait for it...are U ready? "nibbled to death by ducks."

I think you're there.

Merry Christmas from the United States.

John Ross said...

Oh yeah, My son's movie for months was CARS. EVERYDAY..EVRY-EVER-LOVIN' DAY!

momma said...

stopping by from sits.

i love that about kids - my two will watch a movie over and over until they can recite it word for word!

we have not seen million dollar duck, though. it looks funny.

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

I remember that movie. It was a fun one. I see you are an Aussie. Do you watch McLeod's daughters? Even though I'm in the US, I'm hooked on it, so now I have to get it on DVD. Great show!

Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day.