Only 3 were real

This weekend was the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking.

William loves anything and everything Titanic and as his Mother made the decision to take him to see the 3D re-release of the 1997 movie.

Guess what he says within the first 5 minutes? He calls out a HUGE mistake. The Titanic had 4 smokestakes. Only 3 were “real”. The last one was purely cosmetic. Mr. Cameron royally screwed up. All FOUR smoke stakes have smoke coming out in the movie.


Leave it to my 7 year old to notice that mistake. There was something else that happened and he said it was wrong  too. I believe him because this kid has read at least a dozen books on the history of this ship.

We had a great date day. We’ve been going on “dates” since he was really little.

I just started it with Lucas, too.

It’s a very special time.

I hope they always want to have a Mommy date.

Wishful thinking, I’m sure.

I want to talk about the movie again for a minute. I don’t remember seeing any of the real footage the first time I watched the movie, or at least it looked like real footage. There was real footage when they were still in the docks, right?! Seeing potential REAL people that likely didn’t make it, made it so real and so sad. The sinking was such a horrific event. Trying for just a second to put myself in anyones shoes just makes me want to cry. Thinking the fear they must have felt. Their familes. THOSE BABIES! Oh, my gosh the kids that died. It just tears me up.  Anyways, seeing it again as an adult, A PARENT and exactly when it happened 100 years later. Wow. It was emotional. I can’t imagine what this weekend was like for the children and grandchildren of any of the survivors.



  1. Sarah
    Twitter: standup8tweets

    I love that Will pointed out mistakes. Good for him! He should write James Cameron a letter.
    I do that kind of thing all the time, but I took film classes in college.
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    • Priscilla says:

      Maybe he should write a letter! I’m sure James Cameron has had tons of letters about all his mistakes.

  2. I saw the original movie in 1997, when I was Will’s age, and I pointed out the same mistakes! That’s funny :)

    Like him, I devoured any book, movie, article, or picture I could find on the subject- it’s always been my true treasure.

    I also feel for your perspective. Since my son was born, I’ve had intense separation anxiety from him and from my parents and brother. I have panic attacks just thinking about being away from them, let alone them being hurt or killed. Anyway, I tried watching the Titanic miniseries that has been airing on ABC. I only made it partway through the first part of it before dissolving into shakes and tears because I know what comes next.

    After seeing the original film 3 times in theatres, I want desperately to go see it again, because I’ve devoted almost 2 decades of my life to studying Titanic, but the same time, I wonder if I can handle watching the film knowing how many people- REAL people, even if fictionalized for the film- actually died.
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    • Priscilla says:

      Wow! 2 decades? So this may not just be a phase! :) I plan to watch that mini-series!

      • Yes, nearing 2 decades… I’m 23 and I’ve been reading up on it since I was 4 1/2! It has been a lifelong interest of mine– I can’t seem to stop reading about it! I’ve traveled to exhibits in several states, and had a huge collection of Titanic books when I was younger… I still have quite a few!
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  3. What an observant little boy you have there! And I love your “day date” idea. When my boys are a little older and definitely once baby #3 is here, I think carving out mommy and me time with each of my boys will be something they (and I) will cherish. We don’t get to do it that often right now!

    BTW – Hope you are feeling back at 100%!
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    • Priscilla says:

      I’m not 100% yet …. in fact I drop my pain meds tomorrow — shudder!
      I totally think every mom should have dates with their little boys :D.
      Dad plans to start boys’ day out soon too…

  4. Amanda
    Twitter: Keepcomplicated

    I was much more emotional this time around. Motherhood definitely softened my heart….<3

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