Do you remember the first movie you went to see in a theater?
I don't, but I do remember watching Annie (the 1982 version, not the gosh-awful remake) about a thousand times on tape. (Yes, VHS. For reals.) So when I saw that our local movie theater was doing a free matinee last Saturday afternoon, I decided it would be fun to make that the Kid's first "movie theater" movie.
I wasn't sure if he would last the whole time--it is a 2 hour show--but I figured, particularly since it was free anyway, leaving in the middle wouldn't be a big deal.
As it turned out, he loved it! Munching on popcorn and M&M's from the concession stand, it took him a few minutes to settle in. Once he did, though, the singing and dancing carried him away. (And because it was a special showing for kids, I didn't feel bad talking to him a little and answering questions during the movie--that was particularly nice.)
He liked the songs so much, in fact, that I think we may have to buy the soundtrack soon. (You'd think I'd still have all the words memorized, but no.) And I also believe we will definitely be keeping our eyes out for more fun matinees.