My girls were recently introduced to the original Karate Kid movie with Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita (thanks to their cousin Brian). As a pre-teen, I LOVED the movie and the girls did too. (Although, as a kid, I don’t remember the cuss words. And as a parent now…oops!) Katie now wants to be a shower curtain for Halloween. Annie has a fierce admiration for Mr. Miyagi (never mind that she couldn’t remember his name).
Annie: What was the teacher’s name again in Karate Kid?
Me: Mr. Miyagi
Annie: Yeah! I like Mr. Miyagi! I want to meet him!
Me: Well, he passed away, so he isn’t around anymore.
Annie: Oh. Well, when I get to Heaven, I’m going to find him. And then I’m going to have him teach me karate!