I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Wizard of Oz

Me - The Wizard of Oz, wow! The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies. I wish that every day I could ask Mom "Can I go watch The Wizard of Oz?" I am reading the whole series of Wizard of Oz books. Right now, I am on the second chapter of the fourth book. I have also seen the show Wicked. My grandparents took me for my 9th birthday. I really liked it a lot although I wish I had seen it when the original cast was still in it. I love Idina Menzel! The books are somewhat confusing. Each book seems to change things from the one before it. So far, I like the movie better than the books. My favorite character from the movie is The Wicked Witch of the West. My favorite character from Wicked is Elphaba who is The Wicked Witch of the West. I even have a Wicked Witch of the West Barbie as well as a complete collection of Wizard of Oz mini dolls. My aunt got them for me because I used to have a little Wicked Witch of the West doll which I loved and took everywhere. When I lost it, I was upset so my Aunt got me the whole set for my birthday. My favorite character from the books is Ozma. I really love the Wizard of Oz.

Mom - My daughter is currently reading The Wizard of Oz books. A lot of people might think there was only one book, The Wizard of Oz, but there were actually a whole set of books about the Wonderful World of Oz written by L. Frank Baum. I read and enjoyed all or most of them when I was young. I am glad to see my daughter reading and enjoying them now. Of course, I've also seen the movie numerous times. When I was young, I loved the movie. I was afraid of the witch not because she was a witch, but because she was green. For some reason that really bothered me. When I was a little older, the movie lost a little bit of it's magic for me and I didn't like it as much. I couldn't stop looking at that man behind the curtain so to speak. When I got married and had kids of my own, watching it again with them and seeing it through their eyes, the magic came back, and I enjoyed it again. I have also seen and enjoyed the musical Wicked which is a different take on The Wizard of Oz story. It was an extremely entertaining show with great songs and a good story. I would highly recommend the show for anybody who has the opportunity to see it. However, I didn't like the book Wicked which the show was based on. It was kind of long, boring and depressing not at all like the show based on it or the original book and movie based on the classic Wizard of Oz story.

And that's all for now. Tune in again for another topic.

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