My boys always look forward to Friday. I often get, “how many more sleeps till it’s Friday?” Friday morning is the only morning that they jump out of bed with absolute enthusiasm and I don’t have to nag them to get ready for school. They know that if they don’t listen they don’t get their oh so coveted Movie Night. We pull out the full-size mattress and put it in the TV room, they gather their blankets and pillows, and I make popcorn. Sounds like a wonderful evening, right? Sometimes…
Movie Night is great when they can agree on a movie to watch without arguing, without tears, and without taking a half an hour.
Movie Night is great they all settle in, stop horsing around, and watch the movie.
Movie Night is great when Finnegan actually sits through the entire movie.
Movie Night is great when they are so engrossed in movie that they don’t keep asking for refills of their drink and their popcorn. I can’t stand it when I go downstairs to refill a bowl and then as soon as I get back to the movie I’m asked by the other child for a refill. Why couldn’t you just ask me when I went down the first time? Mommy turns into a butler, well that’s often the case any given day I guess.
The major problem is getting them to agree on a movie. Deacon likes action and conflict. He loves bad guys, which kind of makes me uneasy. Logan can’t stand anything remotely scary. He’s petrified of the monkey in Toy Story 3. Seriously, what kid doesn’t like Toy Story!? Among his list of “will not watch” movies: Despicable Me, Area 51, Megamind, The Bee Movie. Needless to say we often have issues finding something to watch. What I HAVE discovered is they all love anything Tom & Jerry and The Chipmunks. I was in desperate need of finding something different last Friday. I think we are all getting tired with the same “agreeable” movies we have. My husband and I had taken them to the theater to see Chipwrecked and they all loved it, so I figured I would get the old 80’s cartoon The Chipmunks. Saving Grace is all I can say. They all LOVE it! Score one for this mama. There were seriously entranced.
We’re running out of movies. What movies do you love? We’re taking suggestions!