My husband, son and I had a "family date" yesterday. Although we regularly spend time as a family, there are certain days (like yesterday) where we focus on doing things that my son would enjoy…you know, "making memories".
Since our son (Michael) has been dancing around the house singing "Don’t Push Me "Cause I’m Close to the Edge… from Happy Feet since he started seeing the commercials a month ago, it was an easy pick to go see the movie. It was our first time taking him to a movie theatre, so we went to a matinee showing. We didn’t know what to expect, because Michael hates dark places and loud noises. To our delight, he loved the movie. My husband and I also enjoyed the movie. The singing (Hugh Jackman and Brittany Murphy have really great singing voices!) and dancing were so cute There were parts in the movie that were a bit inappropriate for a children’s movie (sexual innuendo, the threat of violence, etc.) but Michael is so young that those parts kind of went over his head. (Although, one of his favorite lines from the movie is "Kiss it, kiss it"….he doesn’t understand that the penguins were telling the creature to kiss their butts!) Also, at one point in the movie, I was becoming depressed because I thought that the movie was going to end on a negative note (the zoo scene for anyone who saw/sees it), but fortunately the movie’s direction shifts and it ends on a victorious note. The movie manages to get an important environmental message across without being "preachy". I highly recommend this movie!
Later in the day, we did some Christmas baking…brownies and hand-shaped sugar cookies. That’s a whole other story though….