Dear future children,
Think you’re going to get a phone, laptop, tablet, in 3rd grade? HA! THINK AGAIN BUDS!
Your future mother who is in the process of getting a doctoral degree in psychology and thus knows the negative effects too much technology can have on you.
P.S. Erickon’s stages, attachment theory, and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Your future father also better be on the same page as me on this.
Be careful what you wish for.
Wow what I never realized the colors were inverted
You’d think I would have noticed that
That’s the point. The world Coraline lives in is supposed to be boring and gray, but the people are what give it life and purpose. In the Other Mother’s world the people are plastic puppets where she pulls the strings because it presumably changes for every child she takes, but the world around them is bright and colorful for the purpose of enticing the children to stay… before they notice the inhabitants are nothing but dust.
that was deep
What the?! I didn’t even notice that before!
It was a long road. You might even say it was really really really really long. But difficult? Nah. It was life. Stuff happens in life. Things fall apart, things get put back together. When I think how lucky I am to wake up next to your mom every morning, I can’t help but be amazed at how easy it all really was.
All I had to do was get out of the apartment for a couple hours so Uncle Marshall could propose to Aunt Lily. Go to the bar. Meet your Aunt Robin. Convince your Aunt Robin to fall in love with me. Break up with your Aunt Robin. Go on the rebound. Go get a rebound tattoo. Go get the rebound tattoo removed. Meet Stella. Convince Stella to fall in love with me. Get engaged. Get left at the alter. Get fired. Get beat up by a goat. Get a job as a professor. Teach the wrong class. Date the wrong girl. Date the wrong girl again. Date the wrong girl a few times actually. Let Uncle Barney fall in love with Robin. Let Aunt Robin fall in love with Uncle Barney. Book the wedding band. Go to their wedding. Make sure their wedding actually happened. Leave a little early. Be in the right place at the right time. And somehow, summon the guts to do stupidest, most impossible thing in the world. Walk up to that beautiful girl standing under the yellow umbrella and start talking.
THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD HAVE ENDED! And before people start bitching let me explain, while I understand that Ted really did love Robin and believed she was the ‘one,’ I also believe that Robin was Ted’s first real love. However like everything in life, people change, goals, dreams, expectations, everything, and this is why I didn’t believe that Ted and Robin really belonged together. Ultimately they wanted different things (HENCE THE REASON WHY THEY BROKE UP IN THE FIRST PLACE AND YES I WANTED ROBIN AND BARNEY TOGETHER). But I believe that even though they ultimately didn’t work out they still hold a place in each other’s heart, which is fine! But what I really loved about this alternate ending was that, to me at least, it was more realistic. Most of the time it really is a journey to end up with the person we’re really supposed to be with. IT’S LIFE! We meet people, break up with people, fall in love with people, learn that some people are better as just friends, get our hearts broken, and ultimately find that one person we’re supposed to be with.
I think Ted summed it up perfectly at the beginning of this when he said, “It was a long road. You might even say it was really really really really long. But difficult? Nah. It was life. Stuff happens in life. Things fall apart, things get put back together. When I think how lucky I am to wake up next to your mom every morning, I can’t help but be amazed at how easy it all really was.”