Back to the Future Day – a 9 year old’s thoughts

I am sharing my 9 year old’s thoughts on Back to the Future Day. We are watching Back to the Future Two having enjoyed the first film earlier today.


1. “Actually Mum, Eighties music is not that bad!” as he danced and clicked his fingers.

2. “Were they any laws back in the Eighties?”

3. “That plutonium looks just like the chemicals we mixed the other day”

4. “It does seem that people who are plonkers as kids turn into plonkers as adults”

5. “Fifties music is not as good as that in the Eighties – too much sax!”

6. “The music is suspenseful but the film is so old that we know what happens”

7. “Both Doc and Marty are way smarter than my brother”

8. “You do realise that this film is about the butterfly effect

So there you have it! Back to the Future Day as I try to remember if I ever expected my son to be quite so amazing when I thought about the future in 1985.



  1. The Beesley Buzz October 22, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    ah great thoughts! how fab to watch it all together – i haven’t seen that film for sooo long. x

  2. Stephs Two Girls October 23, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    Fab. Especially number 4, so true, wish we could find a way to stop that happening…!

  3. Sarah MumofThree World November 3, 2015 / 3:46 pm

    What a bright boy! I love it when our kids surprise us with just how much they understand about the world.

  4. Alana November 10, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    Love how he knew about the Butterfly Effect – very clever boy!

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