Recently Grace went to see Beauty and the Beast in the movie theater. It was the first time she had ever seen it. We went with my mom and sister-in-law. Just the girls.
Grace has a little Belle doll and Beauty and the Beast coloring books but had never seen the movie.
It was awesome.
Her realizing (and she didn’t put the pieces together until the next day) that the prince at the end was in fact the Beast was excellent. It totally reminded me of when I realized that Darth Vader is Luke’s dad.
(Yes my friends, I am indeed that old.)
I don’t take my kids to the movies very often. Ok, let’s be honest. I don’t take them to the movies ever. But I don’t really think about it. I don’t even go to the movies myself. It’s expensive so it never is an option. However, after this I’m thinking nights like this are worth the expense.
Everything was so fun for Grace—the tickets, the seating, the giant screen, the bucket of popcorn she could swim in. It was all magic. And living the experience through her eyes was nothing short of wonderful. (Until it was time to go home that is…and she wanted to stay at the theater “forever”. But that’s another story.)
I don’t know if any of you are like me but I worry about making sure my children have constructive and creative experiences. Up until now I haven’t included the movies as either constructive or creative but now I’m reconsidering.
I don’t think that the movies will become a weekly or even a monthly event but I do think they will be a definite option for family outings. And I think I’m going to be on the look out for a place to see a drive in movie. (Did anyone else go to those as kids???)
And in other news I need to announce that the party is over. Awhile ago I mentioned that “The Experiment” would be starting again soon. Soon will be Monday morning. I’ll start Monday and then explain everything a week from today. I know that this paragraph isn’t making much sense. That is ok….the message is really a warning for myself. And I way to make myself get started.
The time is right. I’m excited to do this…I ‘ve just had a hard time setting the go date.
***Oh no! I’ve gotten some emails this morning thinking something is wrong—NOTHING IS WRONG. I’m just going to restart my homemaking experiment that I began a long time ago but never finished….that’s all. The blog will continue business as usual but around my house times they are a changin…starting Monday. No need to be worried—unless your my kids 🙂