Saturday, May 15, 2010

Babies

I saw this movie last night and really loved it. It was a kind of grand finale event for our March of Dimes Walk for Babies team. I guess those that raised enough money were awarded free tickets. I paid for mine. It was worth it. :)

I'd be interested to know how someone likes it who hasn't actually had babies yet because a lot of it was funny to me as a mom just because it was all so very familiar. I laughed - a lot. It's amazing how alike babies worldwide are - despite different parenting practices, culture, and everything. It reminds me again and again that there are very very few absolutes in parenting. Almost no "right" ways to do things. Just different ways. And somehow all these babies grow up healthy and happy and most of them go on to decide to have babies of their own someday. Amazing.

It was also interesting in the fact that we are 99.99% sure we're done having babies (wow - did I just announce that? crazy). I had heard some other moms somewhere say that this movie made them feel baby hungry. Not me. These babies are achingly adorable. I loved remembering my babies in all these wonderful, tender, miraculous stages. Oh but I am still so happy not to be waking up all night to nurse, or dealing with diaper blow-outs, or spit-up, or screaming fits. They are so worth it. Of course they are. But . . . I am done with all of that, and feeling pretty good about it. :)

Oh and just for those that may want to be forewarned: this movie contains a lot of what the movie sites call "maternal nudity." Lots and lots of bare breastfeeding. And African women. You know. So maybe not first-date material. And maybe not for anyone bothered by such things.

But if you're able to overlook that, I'd highly recommend it. It may be the most entertaining documentary I have ever seen. Yay for babies. :)

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

I've heard it was great and I do want to see it.

liz said...

I thought it was great! We saw it on mother's day and it was a perfect gift for a first time mom to be :D

Jackie said...

Thanks for the review, I have been wondering about this movie and wanting to see it. Is it too boring/documentary-ish for a 2.5 year old?

Kristen said...

Jackie,
I think a 2.5 yr old would love watching all these babies. There isn't any narration - just ambient noise/talking and soundtrack music. But it's great! :)

Colleen said...

I would love to see it! Where is it playing?

Kristen said...

We saw it at The Broadway in SLC. I don't know where else it's playing.

heather b. said...

I don't have babies and - as I think you know - I loved it! I think some hilarious/adorable things are universal....babies doing funny things, quarreling with each other, making faces, interacting with animals, peeing on things, etc.

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