I don’t get to go to the movies much these days (although the hubby and I did have a date night last weekend and we got to see ‘Jurassic World‘ FAB! If you are a fan of the other films, I think you would enjoy it).
Anyway, I have been waiting patiently for Little Miss to turn an age I thought seemed appropriate to take her to the cinema. I knew that Disney Pixar had a new movie coming out at the end of June, (mainly thanks to Fat Mum Slim Week 24 ) called Inside Out.
I thought this kind of movie would be perfect as it is aimed at kids as well as adults. I’m a HUGE Disney fan and I particularly love the Disney Pixar ones, Toy Story, Toy Story 2 & 3, Ratatouille and Up are my favourites. Plus having a bit of time with Little Miss I thought would be beneficial for us both. A good friend of mine also wanted to see the movie and she didn’t mind my 3 year old tagging along, perfect! I decided Little Miss wasn’t quite ready for a 3D showing, (plus its more expensive) so I booked us some standard tickets online. (I thought it was best to get tickets near the back and by the aisle, in case I needed to make a quick getaway!). I explained to Little Miss what we were we going to see, and that it would be dark and people are quiet as they are watching the movie. She seemed quite excited and looked forward to it.
When we arrived at the cinema I treated her to some popcorn and a drink (the drink was for me, she’s happy with water) and we went and sat in our seats. (Oh, for a kiddie sized popcorn and drink it was $7.50!). Little Miss was quite happy to have a ‘big’ seat all to herself and kept asking me why the lights were still on! When the movie started, she seemed quite settled, or so I thought………
“Mummy, I don’t like this movie, I want to go home now”. WHAT!? I quickly asked her if she wanted to sit on my knee, reminded her she had popcorn and she was happy for a few minutes……….
She spent the majority of the movie sitting on my knee, either eating popcorn or playing on my phone. She made comments about the movie every now and again but also asked to go home several times and she didn’t want to watch this movie anymore. At the end of the movie, (both of us covered in popcorn, as well as our seats and the floor!) I didn’t receive any comments or dirty looks from the other viewers, phew!
We both survived and I got to go to the movies, yay! I really enjoyed the film and I look forward to adding it to my DVD collection in the future. Plus, my friend is still my friend and she thought Little Miss, was really good. I think I will wait until Little Miss is at least 4 before I take her to the movies again. Her and I will both get more from the experience next time. But I’m glad we went today and I look forward to many more movie dates with Little Miss in the future.
Here’s the link to the official website for Inside Out in case you want to check it out.