Monday, January 25, 2010

Valentine's Plans

I always have been one to buy into the Valentine's Day hype. In our past 4 years of married Valentine's Days, Chuck and I have spent 2 of them with a newborn baby in arms. I usually am exhausted from the lack of sleep, and he usually is shoveling snow or de-icing our walkway and cars (we ALWAYS seem to have a snow/ice storm here in DC that weekend). We still managed to have some sort of fun dinner, and he ALWAYS gets me my Dark Chocolate collection from Godiva...he knows the way to my heart! :)

This year, while I hope that Chuck does find a way to get me out of the house on Valentine's Night (HINT HINT) even if we just go grab ice cream together, I'm SO looking forward to the date that Christian and I have together...he actually said this to me last week:

"Mommy, we're going to go to see The Princess and the Frog, just me and you"
"Yes, I'm taking you to see the movie. You can get popcorn and chocolate chip cookies for me!"

I have NO idea how he came up with this idea, but I can't wait. He's never been to the movies, and I know we won't be able to stay for the whole duration, but I am so excited that we are going to go. If any CI Mamas have tips on taking our CI kiddos to movies, I'd appreciate it!


Grace said...

Hi Tina,
Just took the girls to see the Princess and the Frog and they did really well--it too was their 1st movie and I had no idea what to expect. I had read the book to them several times before hand. It has a New Orleans setting so some of the names are a bit unusual, and it helped us to know the basic plot. They did terrific, I quizzed them afterwards on what had happened (some things not included in the book) and they understood better than I had expected them to. They even picked up on the fact that the "bad guy's" name was pronounced differently than the way mommy had been (mis)pronouncing it. I need to brush up on my French endings! The one thing that they were not prepared for was how loud it was-their first time hearing surround sound! During a couple of the "scary" scenes one girl took her coil off and said it was too loud so I turned her implant down a little bit. The other didn't care though. The movie is pretty short- 1 1/2 hrs--and it moves quickly. There are some great dance scenes. Have fun!

leah said...

How exciting! I took Matt to see it earlier this year, and we had a good time (Matt is four, so he had not problem sitting through the entire thing). I highly recommend getting popcorn, though- it does help keep them occupied!

I love having "dates" with my kids- it is so nice to get out one-on-one with them!

Drew's Mom said...

I think you will be SHOCKED by how well Christian will do at the movie! I took Drew to see the new Chipmunk movie, and the crazy boy was great! Take lots of snacks (you don't want to spend mega $$ on the movie theatre snacks) and plenty to drink and I think you'll be surprised by how well he does.

As far as how he'll hear - he'll do great! Drew followed along to everything. It's really amazing!