Tucker and I have a tradition of going on dates to the movie theater. I have always loved the movie theater, and this allows me to share that love with him. So we pack up our reusable straws and popcorn bucket and head to the show. This week we saw Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs which turned out not only to be a really fun movie for parents and kids alike, but is was strewn with little hidden lessons that are good for us and the planet. This is, of course, right up the Green Gracious alley. So here are a few of the lessons I gleaned and tried to pass onto (Tucker) and now you:
- Gluttony can be a really bad thing. It can make us unhealthy and divert our focus from the important things in life (which are mostly not things but people). In the movie this is about food, but really it can expand to anything (facebook anyone?).
- We need to be careful with our food. Food that has been mutated beyond recognition or for which you don't know the source can spell bad news.
- Creativity, not easy answers will brighten our sluggish economy. Green energy anyone?
Now did Tucker understand these things as I explained them to him and asked him questions about them? Probably not as much as I did. But that doesn't mean that he wasn't picking up anything. He probably (like most things) learned more then I give him credit for.
Did you see the movie? What did you think? Any lessons I missed? Any other green movie lessons hidden out there?