Watching it with my kiddos is a whole new experience to me... lots of dancing and singing along (they catch up with the tunes and lyrics of the songs pretty fast!); giggling, laughing and playing pretend; and many unexpected questions and remarks. Hahaha... these are some of the more comical ones that I wish to note down :-).
Scene 1: The opening of the movie Where Maria sang The Sound of Music on the hills
QQ : Ha... sing in the jungle... later tiger come and eat him(her), then he(she) know!
Scene 2: Louisa and Rolfe singing Sixteen going on Seventeen.After singing, Louisa and Rolfe were inside the partico, going round and round, meeting halfway several times, before Rolfe kissed Louisa.
QQ : The boy and the girl see who is taller ah?
Scene 3: The puppet show - Lonely Goatherd
Marta blew the foam from the beer to Maria's face, and Maria coughed.
QQ : Why Maria laugh?
Mama : No, she coughed. Because Marta blew the foam from the beer to Maria's face, so she coughed.
HQ : Tsk... so naughty ya? Luckily we are not so naughty, if not susah lo...
Mama : *roll eyeballs*
Scene 4: Captain and Maria dancing a folk dance during the partyMy kiddos will jump up to dance, bounce and jump together on the bed, before plopping themselves on the bed, both hands on their faces and announce "I don't remember anymore!". Then burst out laughing. LOL
(If you're familiar with this part of the movie, you'll know the joke :-))
Scene 5: The children singing So Long, Farewell in the party
My kiddos will also sing along and when Gretl sang the last part of the song and slept on the staircase, my kiddos will also pretend to sleep at the foot of the bed (their staircase) and insist that I carry them one by one to their beds *slap forehead*
Scene 6: The Captain announcing his marriage with The Baroness to the childrenHQ : The Captain want to marry that woman ah?
Mama : Yes.
HQ : Then she will become the stepmother?
Mama : Yes.
HQ : So she will look after the children? No need Maria already?
Mama : No... she said she will send the children to a boarding school. Boarding school is a school that is very far away from home and the children will have to stay in the school.
HQ : Then the stepmother do what?
Mama : Ummm... she doesn't need to do anything...
HQ : Just enjoy herself, eat and be pretty ah?
Scene 7: The Captain led Maria dn the children to the mountains, running away from the Nazis.In the background, the song Climb Every Mountain is being sung:
climb every mountain, ford every stream,
follow every rainbow, till you find your dream,
QQ : Climb the mountain to find his dream ah?
Mama : Ummm... yes...
HQ : Why they must go to the mountain only can dream?
Mama : ...
They obviously do not understand the concept of dream, as in ambition/ goal/ aspiration yet. What HQ knows is the dreams that he had while he was sleeping. :-)
The Sound of Music is sure more entertaining for me these days! :-D
* picture credits to YouTube
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