We did something special for our day together. My daughter and I went to our first movie at a theater on our own. We’ve been to the movies together before, but all the movies we’ve seen have always been a family event. All of us trekking out to the theater, trying to agree on a movie, trying to find enough seats for all of us.
Today, it was just us. And we had a wonderful time. Even if it was packed with tons of other kids who were off for the break. Even if they were all whining and screaming. Even if we had to wait in line for twenty minutes, though we had already purchased our tickets on-line the day before.
We went to see The Lorax.
One of the kid’s favorite Dr. Seuss’ stories. We’ve been reading this story for many years thanks to my sister. When the kid heard the movie was going to be out this week, she asked if we could go see it together. At first, I tried to figure out when it was playing on the weekend so everyone could go see it…. then I thought, “Why not go just the two of us?”
So we did. And she loved it! It was a great movie. Expanded a bit from the original story, but it needed it in order to get to the places the book didn’t touch upon. We find out why the Onceler was telling the boy what happened to the truffula trees, and what happens after the story is done. It was a satisfying adaptation of the book.
Also, everyone in the theater seemed to enjoy the preview for the Despicable Me 2 movie coming out in 2013. Even I think it looks cute. Too bad we have to wait until 2013!
Half way through the break, and I think we’re having a pretty good time so far. Today she told me, “this March break has been a big thumbs up. Last March break was a big thumbs down.” (Last year we both had horrible colds and never left the house for the week. So she’s right, it did totally suck).
Did I mention that the weather today is super beautiful? Took advantage of the great day, and enjoyed some jump rope too!