Robin Williams Walk of Fame Star
A few weeks ago my family took a daycation up to Hollywood. We walked up and down Hollywood Blvd and pointed out stars to the kids.
“Oh look you guys! Robin Williams!” Me
“Oh cool!” Harry
“Who’s that?!” big kids in unison
“He is the guy who did the voice of the Genie in Aladdin!” Me
“Oh, that guy’s funny!” My son
“Why doesn’t the star say “Genie” on it?” My daughter
“Because everyone knows who Robin Williams is, you guys will know who he is soon, we can watch a couple of his movies now, and then you can watch more as you get older. And he is gonna make more movies. He is a genius you guys, a funny genius.” Me
* kids looking at me like I oversold it and they are wondering why *
After a brief pause my son says “I’m a funny genius.” This is true.
It was only a couple minutes and then we were off doing other stuff.I made them stand for a picture. I’m not really sure why, we didn’t take many pictures of stars that day.
I think we are going to introduce our kids to Mrs. Doubtfire on a family movie night soon.
I don’t have anything fancy to say about Robin Williams’ passing; certainly nothing fancier than what others have already said today. I didn’t know him at all personally, but my heart hurts as I see all the coverage. My prayers go out to his family and I sure wish he didn’t go the way he did. If you struggle with depression please just tuck this into your phone/wallet/ whatever – keep it just in case you are feeling like there is no other option but to end it early. 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Hugs and love to everyone.