Wallace and Gromit {The Ordinary Moments}

As time goes on LP’s personality is developing and her preference for different toys, clothes and TV shows is developing too. LP has, and will always have, a love for Curious George. She adores that cheeky little monkey! But slowly and surely a new love is creeping into her life, a love that I can relate to and that I’m secretly pleased about.

LP has discovered Wallace and Gromit.

Growing up I remember watching the Wallace and Gromit movies as they were released – A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave followed more recently by The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and A Matter of Loaf and Death. I was a huge Aardman Animations/Nick Park fan and grew up in awe of the things they could do with plasticine! I always thought this kind of animation/film was amazing!

We have all the Wallace and Gromit movies on DVD and have introduced them to LP who now loves them. She has inherited my Gromit soft toy and insists he sleeps when she sleeps, he sits at the dinner table when she eats and keeps her company at various times around the house. Gromit is now one of LP’s most treasured companions – Aside from Curious George!

Wallace and Gromit

I hope that LP carries on loving Wallace and Gromit. Movies and TV generally has come a long way since A Grand Day Out was released in 1989. The world of cinema is now full of CGI and special effects – not loveable plasticine figures and films that take years and years to painstakingly make. I hope that LP continues to appreciate the labour of love that those movies must have been.

Wallace and Gromit

I also hope that LP continues to show such amazing imagination, making her cuddly toys have breakfast, lunch and dinner with us. Putting them to bed and waking them up in the morning. LP insisted on putting Gromit to bed in her bed the other day, tucking him in and reading him a bedtime story. She even told him that he was going to nap for two hours – just like we tell her and that he could wake up when ‘the sun’s back’ – a reference to her beloved Gro Clock!

Wallace and Gromit

 LP has another new love, this is ordinary for us now. I’m sure there will be many more ordinary moments involving LP’s latest loves in the weeks, months and years to come.

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16 Comments

  1. January 26, 2014 / 11:35 am

    She’s got great taste – Wallace and Gromit is a classic!

  2. January 26, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    We love a bit of W&G here too! I was equally glad F decided to like them as its a much more adult friendly that some of the usual drivel x

  3. January 26, 2014 / 4:53 pm

    That’s adorable! Great when they have a friend. Even more cute that it was once yours x

  4. January 26, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    Cracking post (toast!) Gromit!

  5. January 26, 2014 / 8:50 pm

    1989? That just made me feel old. We love Wallace and Grommit too. So lovely that your love of W & G goes on with her. And the pictures are beautiful!

    • January 27, 2014 / 11:01 pm

      Made me feel old too! Thanks for reading x

  6. January 26, 2014 / 10:35 pm

    Aww, so lovely. Gromit looks almost as big as she is! And the big question – does LP like Wensleydale? It’s my favourite cheese πŸ™‚

    • January 27, 2014 / 11:01 pm

      I love Wensleydale, especially at Christmas – Wensleydale and Cranberries! x

  7. January 26, 2014 / 11:12 pm

    So cute, Gromit looks almost as big as she does. And gorgeous photos too, Mads has that little shirt. I remember loving Wallace and Gromit- I had a Shaun the sheep that stuck on the back of my first car. πŸ˜‰ how cool was I?!

    • January 27, 2014 / 11:00 pm

      I wish I’d had a shaun on my first car! You must have been a cool kid at school too! x

  8. January 27, 2014 / 5:34 am

    Wallace & Grommit are so wonderful! I totally relate to the hope that our babies will appreciate the “old style” movies that we grew up with and how much time and love went into making them! I particularly feel this way about the old disney movies, all hand drawn!!! I feel old to say it, but they don’t make em like that any more πŸ™‚ x

    • January 27, 2014 / 10:59 pm

      I adore old Disney movies and am getting quite a collection of them just to show LP and LM! x

  9. January 27, 2014 / 10:58 pm

    Shaun the sheep!! I wanted the backpack too! Thanks for reading x

  10. January 27, 2014 / 11:03 pm

    I used to love Noddy too! And Care Bears! x

  11. January 28, 2014 / 8:54 pm

    so adorable with her puppy…

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