It’s Time to Watch the Movie

It was a rainy day and The Civee and I had to do something with Hope this afternoon. We decided to take her to a movie.

We went to see The Muppets. It was age appropriate for her, The Civee and I wouldn’t be totally bored and Hope is familiar with the Muppets from Weezer’s Keep Fishin’ video (Weezer has a surprising number of kid-friendly videos).

We were concerned that we wouldn’t be able to last the whole movie. Hope gets vocal and likes to move around a lot, but we were willing to try.

The theater wasn’t that crowded, so we got seats near the aisle. There were a number of trailers and a Toy Story short before the movie started. Hope seemed to get the idea of watching what was going on on the big screen, although she often stood on her seat and talked (asking for more popcorn, mostly).

We did have to take her for a walk a few times and she got real antsy towards the end (damn those previews and the short feature!). But overall, she enjoyed the experience. The Civee and I liked the movie. And I’m glad to know what happened to the world’s supply of New Coke.

Also, when we were on our way into the theater, I saw a poster for the next movie I’m taking Hope to see:

4 thoughts on “It’s Time to Watch the Movie”

  1. Woah woah woah…I hope this isn’t the first Star Wars Hope is going to see. Don’t use Star Wars as a lesson in numbers though…the proper order is 4,5,6,1,2,3

  2. It probably won’t be. I think The Civee wants Hope to be a bit older before she sees any of the Star Wars saga and I would like her to have a little understanding of what’s going on. Although, I saw it in the theatres at least once by the time I was her age.
    A few weeks ago, I read an interesting series of columns by a guy who watched it with his kids by going 4, 1, 2, 5, 3, 6. The kids had watched some of the Clone Wars, so they had an idea of the universe. But his approach seemed like it got the most out of the stories for the kids. I’ll have to look up that link.

  3. I saw ROTJ in the theatre when I was probably 4 or 5, and that was the first one I saw…then I got addicted to ANH in kindergarten. So I guess she has a couple years before she *needs* to see any of them.

    I think I missed the boat on the Clone Wars. I might have to Netflix that and make up for lost time.

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