"The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings." --Robert Louis Stevenson.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
When he was 3 and just like Woody...
I'd mentioned that my son, who just graduated high school, once emulated Woody in "Toy Story." I came across this photo of him at age 3, asleep in his car seat, wearing the felt cowboy hat he rarely doffed, and holding tight to his firearm. It should be noted, however, that the character Woody wore an empty holster. I'm not sure if that was a nod to the non-violent toys crowd, or just a creative touch, for it's certain that Andy, or any kid who really plays with his toys, would quickly lose such a small accessory.
Toy Story does feature a set of green plastic molded soldiers who hold rifles. I love that in the film they move by jumping, stuck to their thin plastic platforms. And violence is hardly eschewed in the three Toy Story movie plots. In fact, in the latest, there were moments when I hid my eyes, all the while telling myself that this was a cartoon.
In any case, here's my angelic cowboy son, dreaming of some preschool escapade.