Richard is a huge fan of the movie, Transformers. Let me give you an idea of how far this love has gone. He watches it at least three times a week, and it's now one of Michael's top movie picks next to Toy Story and Cars. Countless times, I have seen them watching the first clip of Transfomers over and over, where Optimus Prime is starting the story by saying, "Before time began there was The Cube." Michael has it memorized, and then he'll immediately start humming the music that follows. It's pretty adorable to be honest.
Every holiday, or reason to celebrate, Richard asks for a Transformer toy. And believe me, he'll find any reason to celebrate.
"I got an A! Let's go to Toys R Us!"
"Michael, you ate all your dinner! Wanna go to the store?"
Here's the most common one, "Honey, let's go somewhere."
"Well I don't want to spend any money."
"Okay, let's just go to Target and walk around."
I know. I know. I fall for it every time and then give him a hard time when we walk out with yet another Transformer.
Okay, I exaggerate, but just a little bit. We don't walk out with one EVERY time. Richard is good at reminding me of that. And you know, we don't even own the second Transformers movie, so I guess it isn't that bad.
To be honest, I think the Transformers toys are pretty cool. Those toys are for no beginners. I can't transform them. Richard has a friend who frequently comes over just to play "Transformers." You guys are how old? I took some pictures of them last time they were here, sitting on the couch twisting and turning, cranking and flipping plastic around focusing so intently on what they were doing, they couldn't even smile for me (the first time). After much prompting, I finally snapped their attention and got a decent picture. Here let me show you!
Oh wait. I can't.
Why? Because, our computer hard drive crashed, and with it all of our pictures and videos that we thought we had backed up, but apparently not. Thank goodness for the blog and what I have posted here. Although, this is only pieces of cute little videos I had of Michael.
In a way, I felt like my memories disappeared with the hard drive. I exaggerate again, but really, I was very, very sad.
As soon as I get our video recording camera up and running again I will get Michael to say his line and humming, and maybe he'll even "transform" himself for your viewing pleasure. But now it's almost 11pm and I must get ready for bed.
Last night, Richard came in to bed several hours after me. I guess I was ready to start a conversation with him. I turned to him and said, "Before time began....."
"What?" Richard replied.
Of course I couldn't leave out the most important part, so I hollered, "THE CUBE!!!"
I can be quite a hilarious person at night. Too bad I don't remember any of it.