The wife and I are trying for a wee one so she took me to a baby store to look at items that the industry deems we need to raise a healthy, happy baby. When wandering through the clothing section I noticed a clearance section for onesies.
They had all kinds of clothing for little tykes, mostly with a theme. Some had The Beatles logo as well as AC/DC (which I've bought already), but there was one that really caught my eye. It had the Godfather text complete with the marionette cross and string.
"Honey," I said. "We need to get this."
"Babe," she replied. "What if we have a girl?"
"That's ok," I answered. "My girl will know and love The Godfather."
"Honey," she said. "I have never seen The Godfather nor do I have any interest."
"But..but..it's The Godfather."
We reasoned for a bit more, but I told her if my children don't like The Godfather I have certainly failed them as a father, pole be damned. She wasn't buying it. That's ok though. I can't expect our young one to appreciate an American classic film as I do. Still I'm buying it, whether they wear it or not.
Part of the reason I'm such a huge fan of the film is soundtrack, from it's haunting score to it's love theme. There have been many covers of the tune that carried Michael Corleone through Sicily, but below is my favorite:
"I loved the Godfather. I thought that was the best interpretation of our life that I've ever seen. Godfather I and Godfather II - the other one stunk." - Sammy Gravano