After we got the DVD player, the videos slowly fell out of circulation. They had no special features, no subtitles — and they required rewinding! Some were a bit worn, too — particularly the kids videos. So we were all too happy to make the switch, becoming a DVD household. Natural pack-rat tendencies meant that the videos didn’t get truly tossed — they just got put into a box. Meanwhile, new movie purchases for the past several years — Cars and Monsters Inc. and Batman Begins and whatnot — have been on DVD.
This afternoon, a trip to the garage for an unrelated item left me digging through a few boxes. The kids were there, and a treasure was (re)discovered, amidst excited shouts. The children gleefully excavated video after video — all of which had sat undisturbed for a year and a half in this garage, and more time before that. They excitedly stacked the videos inside, and eagerly came back for more. The enthusiasm was contagious; it was the excitement of locating an undiscovered treasure.
The intrepid explorers are currently enjoying their discovery. They are watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas (a great February movie), and they have already worked out a schedule for the order in which they’re going to watch many of the other videos. Meanwhile, I simply shake my head in amused disbelief.
Sometimes rediscovered treasures are the best kind.