Thursday, November 12, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

Last night I let the girls stay up late past their bedtime. All for a good cause! Well free movie tickets and a chance to do something they rarely (read: virtually never) get to do. Go to the movies! My sweet sister stood out in the glod and wind to aquire these free tickets. So together with our Mom, my sister, my 11 (almost 12!) year old niece, and my two girls, I went to see "Where the Wild Things Are". I didnt go there with high expectations of the movie. I cant recall what the book says. But I knew my kids would get into it. Lily especially likes weird movies.

At 2, Lily saw the hubby watching Alien Vs Predator. She watched it and felt bad when the "Monster" (Predator) got hurt. She declared "Oh no! Poor Monster!" and for weeks thats what she begged to watch. Mandy probably wouldnt give that movie a second glance.

When we got into the theater I was glad to see 3 people total there. Lily will sit for a long time and just watch a movie. Mandy will sit and watch about half a movie b4 she feels the need to go play. She hasnt been to the movie since she was 6 months old and we saw Narnia at the local $1 theater. I packed snacks and Yoo-hoo's (chocolate milk like drink). We also got popcorn at the theater.

I must say. Mandy did REALLY EXTREMELY well for a 3 year old up past her bedtime, sitting still (which is very very hard for this mover and shaker!) She sat for a majority of the time, only getting up for better popcorn access. She hardly talked at all (another shocker for this jabber jaws!) Lily talked quite a bit but did good also.

The movie for them was good. They like it. I had a really hard time getting into it. I didnt like the bad tempered main characters. So when you are supposed to sympathize with them, I really didnt care WHAT happened to them. Not the worst movie I've seen (Funny Games wins that award), but I dont care if I never see it again. As long as my girls had fun though, thats all I care about. That and time with my mom, sister, niece and daughters as just us girls was good in and of itself :)


  1. Hi Kelly,

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    I haven't had a chance to see this movie, nor would I shell out $$$ to go see it. I am sooo not interested.

    But I'm glad your kiddos had a great time!

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    I am a follower now too!

    I haven't seen this movie yet...but it does look really cute, and i remember reading the book!
    Glad they had a great time :)

  3. ohhhh I SOOO need to take my little ones to see this!!!! :)