Monday, June 15, 2009


The other day the girls and I went to the library. I had been thinking about trying a movie but Anna had never sat through one at the movie theatre so I wasn't quite sure if it was going to work out. 

We sat in the car at the library and discussed our options.
1. Read our library books at home and then watch a mov ie together at home.
2. Was to go to the theatre and watch the new disney movie "Up".

I had a very wishy washy crew- neither choice excited them. So I said to them that whenm a momma takes her kids to the movie theater it is very special, it is something that the children are usually very excited to do, it is a special treat! I told them our their older brothers and sister would always be really excited to go with mom. And IF they would be so lucky as to get to go to the theatre with Mom they would want to be-
1. excited
2. prepared to sit through the whole movie
( Okay- I'm leaving a little bit out - I did throw the comment that if we did go home we could get a little more school work done!)

It was unanimous! Everyone wanted to go to the theatre! And they became excited about it!

This was a first time for Anna and a first time for me taking both girls! They did great and loved the movie. Anna sat on my lap the whole time - otherwise I think the folding chair would have swallowed her up! We all had icees- Mmmmmmm good. We discussed the movie after to explain a few details. We got it- kinda, sorta! Most importantly, we had fun!


Lori said...

Sounds like so much fun! I've heard that is a GREAT movie! You are such a cool mom!

And I love how you had to explain to them to be excited about the movie...that is a hoot!

Sally- That Girl! said...

I love how you incorporate social skill lessons into your family's life. It can be so important especially for older adopted children.

We haven't made it to UP yet. I end up wasting my $8.00 ticket on a nap, so I try to just let Robert take the kids to movies. He LOVES going and it is torture for me, well except for the nap!