Winnie the Pooh has been a favorite of my husbands and I’s since the beginning of our life together. While we were on our honeymoon we found the most adorable picture of the Hundred Acre Woods and knew that it had to come home with us. The picture was the beginning of our parenting style and developed into our home environment. We wanted our kids to have a similar childhood to Christopher Robin. One filled with imagination, friendship and fun adventures.
Staying True to Character
When I first heard that there was a new “Winnie the Pooh” movie coming out I was a little bit nervous. Hollywood often takes my favorite characters and runs them into the ground. (Cue the Peter Rabbit movie…)
After watching the trailers for Christopher Robin I was relieved to see a silly old bear, a bouncy and fun loving tiger and a timid piglet. Pooh is still Pooh! They didn’t change him into a stupid bear they kept him silly, thoughtful and caring.
Grown Christopher Robin
As an adult I relate to grown up Christopher Robin a little more than I would like to admit. Life gets busy and you get caught up in daily life. You fall into routine and forget to play, to explore and sometimes your priorities get all jumbled up. Responsibilities of adulthood can become a burden if you let yourself be consumed by the must do’s and forget about taking a break and having some fun.
I am looking forward to watching Winnie the Pooh take Christopher Robin from a workaholic Dad to jumping in creeks and laughing. I am not a workaholic personally but I could definitely let go of some of my; serious attitude in exchange for serious fun.
I learned from my Mom to prioritize fun on a daily basiss. Fun doesn’t have to be big or elaborate. It could simply be having a dance party or making goofy faces in the mirror. If childlike fun daily is too much than start off by having some laughs once a week and build from there. Trust me, it will be worth it and before you know it you will be less like grown up Christopher Robin and more like young Christopher Robin.