With just a few days to go until Christmas, the flu finally hit our house. It started with Ruby on Thursday morning... and then hit Memphis & the hubby on Saturday. Needless to say, between cleaning up *messes* and doing lots of laundry, we have been hunkered down in the living room armed with blankets, popsicles & the TV.
For some reason whenever we aren't feeling good, we like to watch documentaries.
Blackfish depicts the devastating consequences of keeping intellignent, emotional and massive creatures in captivity & for the sole purpose of human entertainment. The story follows Tilikum... and increasingly aggressive orca whale responsible for three deaths. One of Sea World's most popular attractions, it's really hard to blame this impressive & majestic animal for his actions... especially after watching the interviews of former Sea World trainers!! I've never been to Sea World... and I'm no expert. But the reality is that these creatures BELONG in the wild. This documentary made me really angry and really sad at the same time. It's an important movie for everyone to see!!
On a lighter note, Memphis & I watched The Short Game last night & we loved it!
The Netflix original documentary follows 9 young golfers vying for the title of "World Champion." I know NOTHING about golf, but these kids are amazing athletes and all-around good kids. Memphis and I were impressed with their stamina, determination, skill & good-sportsmanship. Kids are awesome, that way. No hard feelings. What happens on the green, stays on the green.
When it was over, I looked over at Memphis and asked if he knew what the moral of this story was... he said:
"Never give up. And it's not about winning... it's how you play the game."
Bingo!! Awesome movie for you to watch as a family, whether you're into golf or not!!