Oh, my, yes! Finding Nemo, one of Mari’s very favorite movies. If we’d allow her to she’d watch it all day along with Cars, and Jonah: A Veggies Tales Movie. Her little arms would flap in excitement as she watched one of them play our before her.
What I noticed about Mari is she never liked movies that had people in them, or if they did it was very small parts, like all the Disney Princess movies. She just had no interest whatsoever. However, is a movie or a TV program had animals, that was her thing. She loved “The Backyardigans”, “Dora the Explorer”, “Go, Diego, Go”, “The Wonder Pets“, and so many others like this.
Her excitement was always so contagious. Sometimes I’d just sit on her bed and watch her watch a movie. She could always put a smile on my face. On those rare occasions she’d even come up and sit on my lap. For those who have a child with autism or know someone who has one then you know how special and rare this is. It’s moments like those that have left an everlasting imprint on my memory as I recall those special times.
I know I added this YouTube clip a couple of days ago, but I want to show it here again because you can see her excitement as she watches the movie. I hope you enjoy.