Can I tell you a secret? I know I'm a grown woman and my tastes should run a lot more... intellectual, but I love animated movies. I can't explain it. Maybe it's my appreciation for a good fairy tale, maybe it's because I'm really just a child at heart. I don't know. But I love them.
This past weekend I watched Arthur Christmas, and it was adorable. And last night? I watched Brave. Both fabulous movies. I especially like Brave for young girls, there's no cheesy love interest and the main character is a strong role model. But mostly, I loved them both just because they made me smile.
As I like to tell my husband, when I want to think, I read a book. When I want to turn off my brain, I watch a movie. And it's easy to do with an animated movie. They're sweet, adorable and cheerful. Dramas, horrors, they just stress me out. When I watch a movie I'm trying to relax. Stress is not a welcome part of the picture. Not that I don't read books to relax as well, but it's a different kind of relaxation, more immersive. When I read a book, I'm being transported, I'm along for the ride. When I watch a movie, I'm a spectator, an entirely different experience.
What about you? What do you do to relax? Are you an animated movie nut like myself?