His plan worked.
By the time we hit the theaters for round three of Buzz and Woody, "Buzz and Woody" had become household terms.
The movie itself was fun - a little more intense/scary at parts than I had expected. Had we known, we probably would have waited a bit. But it was a fun experience for the whole family - Violet came too and ate her body weight in popcorn.
But more impactful than the actual movie is the new stage of childhood Daniel slipped into without us really noticing. He entered into that magical little boy world where action figures come alive and movie scenes are recited and acted out.
Daniel: "You wanna be Zurg or Buzz?"
Fernando: "I'll be Buzz today."
Daniel: "Ok." (grabbing the sword he made by linking markers together...) "We meet again Buzz Lightyear... for the last time."
Fernando: "Not today Zurg!"
(shooting sound effects ensue... Buzz gets knocked over...
Daniel: (evil laugh)
Fernando: "You killed my father!"
Daniel: "I AM YOUR FATHER!"
So maybe we combined a few scenes. But you get the idea.
Fernando is beyond excited that Daniel has reached this stage. In fact, he has to restrain himself from buying out the "Action figure" aisle at every store he's in. I think he's been waiting for this stage for a while. The little Buzz dude that Daniel "gave Fernando" for Father's Day gets played with hard - every day.
Anyway. This is just another snippet of daily life around here. Buzz just happens to be part of the household now.