A few nights ago, Ruthie spent the night at her cousins’ house. She came home singing the Star Wars theme and begging to watch Lord of the Rings. She already loves the Doctor, wears a TARDIS t-shirt to bed, and shouts, “KHAAAAAAN!” whenever she gets angry, so we figure it can’t hurt to introduce her to yet another fandom-inspiring series.

Ruthie in her TARDIS "nightgown."

Ruthie in her TARDIS “nightgown.”

So last night and today, Ruthie watched the first half of The Fellowship of the Ring. She asks a LOT of questions during movies and TV shows, so early on in the viewing, I started writing up her questions. Because they were cracking me up. This is what it’s like to live with a three-year-old.

  • Who’s that?
  • Are there bad guys coming yet?
  • Why’s it look like that?
  • Are those orcs?
  • What’s his name?
  • What’s his name?
  • Is that a bad guy?
  • Is Gandalf going to be careful?
  • Why is the ring evil?
  • Why did Bilbo drop the ring on the floor?
  • Why does Bilbo love the ring?
  • What is that evil eye? Where was it? Did Gandalf see it in the ring?
  • What is Gollum saying? Why did he say “SHIRE!? BAGGINS?!”
  • Why do those bad guys have their faces covered like that?
  • Why do I always forget their names!? It’s so hard to benember their names.
  • Why are those guys singing a song?
  • Why “Sauron is destroyed”?
  • Is he destroyed now?
  • Why the bad guys on the horses are coming to get it?
  • Why did Gandalf say “DON’T!”
  • Why he doesn’t want to hold the ring?
  • Why doesn’t he want to turn bad? He wants to be a good guy? What happens if he becomes a bad guy?
  • Is Frodo is the one that carries it?
  • Are they off the road?
  • Is Gandalf the one that doesn’t have two beards?
  • Is he the one that has white hair?
  • Did they escape from those monsters?
  • WHERE IS THE RING?
  • Hey watch me–were the hobbits running away like THIS?!
  • Why did the bad guys catch them?
  • How did Gandalf catch a butterfly?
  • Why did he get stabbed?
  • Why is that guy carrying Frodo?
  • Why is Frodo cold?
  • Is that elf trying to not let them stab again?
  • Is that elf nice, too?
  • Is Gandalf nice?
  • What someone in the movie got stabbed like this?
  • Is that still Gandalf?
  • Does Gandalf have gray hair?
  • Is he still nice?
  • Why did you say, “Oh, my gosh, Ruthie?”
  • Do you know what Gollum tried to do in the second movie?
  • Is that a good guy?
  • Is that a good guy?
  • Is that a good guy?
  • Why does the elf in the yellow dress thinks it’s the “same evil”?
  • Does the elf with brown hair says do not destroy the ring?

 

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