Finding a New Obsession

For the past six months, Baby C has been obsessed with the Cars movies. He asks to watch them on a daily basis. You’d think he would tire of them after a while. You’d be wrong. Don’t worry, it won’t be the last time.

I relent to his persistent requests to watch Cars solely because it’s much better than watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or Elmo. So we watch Cars. Baby C faces a tough decision each time he decides he wants to watch Cars. Do we watch the first one or the second one?

Last weekend, in a desperate effort to break up the monotony, I suggested a new movie when Baby C began clamoring for Cars. I grabbed Finding Nemo from the shelf and asked, “Do you want to see fish?”

“Okay!” he enthusiastically answered.

I popped the disc into the DVD player and we watched the movie. And now he’s hooked.

You’ve moved on to another movie? But this is Lightening McQueen we’re talking about here. (image via

Baby C finds Nemo every time Nemo is on the screen. “Look! There’s Nemo! Oh, look! There’s Nemo!” He has taken the title of the movie very seriously, and Nemo never escapes his observant gaze.

Baby C also finds Dori. He shouts every time she comes on the screen, as well. “Oh, look! It’s Dori! It’s Dori, Daddy!”

“Yes, baby, that’s Dori.”

Baby C actually sits down and watches this movie where as he will only watch certain parts of Cars, probably because he’s memorized the entire movie (I know I have). For the last couple of months, my instant message alert on my phone has been “Sharkbait, hoo ha ha!” so when that part of the movie comes on he tries to mimicΒ it. He’s got the “Sharkbait” part down, but he is still working on the “hoo ha ha” part. His favorite part of the movie, as far as I can tell, is when Dori speaks whale. Baby C gets mere inches from the TV screen every time this scene plays.

As you can see, this is quite hilarious and the hilarity has not yet lost its grip on Baby C. He still chortles every time he sees it, which, in turn, makes me chortle because his chortle makes me chortle. So there is much chortling going on during this scene.

Baby C also gets excited about the sea turtles. When Crush and the rest of the turtles come into the movie he points to the screen and let’s everyone within earshot know that he sees them. “It’s a turtle! Look!”

Crush, the 150 year old sea turtle who mysteriously sounds like Cody from Step By Step (image via

I’m sure this obsession will last only a few months until he moves on to another. I’m also sure that I’ll be sick of this movie in another week or two. On the bright side, however, any day I don’t have to hear the phrase, “Mater‘s fittin’ to get funky!” is a good day.

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44 Comments on Finding a New Obsession

  1. As long as his obsession doesn’t revert back to cars or elmo, you’re all good.


  2. My 3 year old niece, and 2 year old nephew are also memorized by “Fish!!”. I can’t visit them without watching Finding Nemo. My sister just bought Robin Hood, and The Sword and The Stone so I’m hoping they will fall in love with one of those now instead.


  3. My son was obsessed with Thomas the tank Engine, a collection happily turned over by my sister who’s son was also obsessed. She basically packed my car up with ALL the videos screaming “they’re yours all yours.” Ringo Star was the conductor in these movies and it would crack up when my then 3 year old would quote in a british accent “mum, don’t be a stick in the mud.” As for Baby C, little does he know the sequel to Nemo is in the works!! He is going to be so excited…woo!


  4. You could try The Matrix and explain the existential argument about free will versus determinism to him. He’d dig that shit.


  5. Some of them are okay. Like Aladdin. I could watch that for a bit. Or Oliver and Company.


  6. Didn’t Ralph Bakshi do a bunch of animated movies? Try one of those! πŸ˜€


  7. My daughter is obsessed with The Lion King. I mean, the movie is 19 years old, she turns 4 next month. We have all 3 on dvd, but she only watches the 1st one, over and over and over and over again. And her little face falls each and every time she watches Mufasa die. The Lion King and Finding Nemo I could most probably recite by heart… πŸ™‚


  8. You are lucky….D1 was obsessed with BARNEY….ugh. Granted, that was 20 years ago, but I still get flashbacks and have to find my happy place. I’m sure Baby C will move on to something again with a little encouragement and the right bit of color involved.


  9. So sweet… I can still sing every word of every Disney movie from when my kids were little. And I would gladly have killed that plagiarizing purple bastard Barney.


  10. “Do you have your exit buddy?”
    The turtle scene is my favorite part of the movie. “Totally.” “Sweet.”
    I could watch it once a day for a few weeks without getting tired of it, so, let me know if you need a break, and I’ll head on over. πŸ˜‰


  11. Exactly!! And when Nemo takes off for school on the sting ray, Baby C is all, “Bye, Nemo!”


  12. He sure sounds like one. Whooooooooa.


  13. I love kid obessions!


  14. Baby C will never cease to fascinate you, trust me.


  15. At least it isn’t Barney.


  16. I love Finding Nemo. It’s totally one of my favourites. I may have to watch it again as soon as I reunite myself with my copy of it on DVD!


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