Monday, March 29, 2010

Having kids really changes your movie habits.

I remember, long ago, during our pre-children days, hubby and I loved going to the movies.

At least two weekends a month, we would go see the newest and best blockbusters, gorge on greasy, fattening (delicious) popcorn, and finish the evening with a nice meal at a sit-down restaurant.

Then children came along and our movie dates have been limited to kid's movies and once-a-year anniversary- make-a-mad-dash-to-the-movies-and-hurry-up-and-get-the-kids-from-Nana's kind of thing.

The DVD player and Cable have been our friends!

Chelsea didn't enjoy movies that much when she was little because they were too loud and Jameson started off being the same way.....
However, Jameson is now becoming a movie monster!

Now, every time a new movie comes out, he wants to be there on opening night to watch.

Well, you all know how I feel about crowds, so opening night at a children's movie is OUT, OUT, OUT!

Nothing like 500 screaming, crying kids with their helicopter parents, to throw my anxiety level through the roof!

But, since he does seem to love movies so much, we do try to take him to most of the one's he is dying to see.

Just NOT on opening night.

Usually, the movies he wants to see come around about every 3 months or so (thank goodness), but in the past two weeks, he's had two must-see movies....

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

and  How To Train Your Dragon

Diary of a Wimpy Kid was really cute.  Definitely a movie made for elementary and middle school boys.  Lots of gross little boy humor....which is why, I am sure, that Jameson loved it.

I'm not sure that an expensive trip to the theater was the way to go on this one, but I am glad that I saw it.

However, How To Train Your Dragon, was a much different story.

This movie is fantastic!

Me, Chelsea and Jameson sat completely still for the entire movie....engrossed with every second.

The graphics were exceptional, the story was great, and the 3-D visuals were simply incredible!

Oh, did I forget the mention that we splurged on the 3-D version?

Let me tell you, 3-D has advanced a LOOOOOONG way from the old red-and-blue-paper-glasses days!

Which is a good thing since the movies cost so much!

So, if you have kids that don't scare IS a movie about dragons for goodness sakes.....


And if your wallet allows....splurge for the 3-D!

(photos from Google Images)
(I paid for these movies out of my own pocket and this post is in no way a paid endorsements)
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