Summer Movie Night

As a special end-of-summer treat, we did a movie night. Reed and Lena got to stay up for a movie, and Gus was allowed to stay up, too, on the condition that he didn’t melt down from the late bedtime.
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They often watch something off of Netflix, their pick. But, what made this night unique, in addition to the popcorn, was that it was a movie I picked out and I sat down and watched the entire thing with them. Normally, movie time for them means time for me to get things done.
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However, I found that actually sitting down for a movie with them was a great bonding time. By the end of the movie, I had both Lena and Gus on my lap. Reed was still busy finding the last popcorn kernels to munch on.

We all really enjoyed ourselves, and I think this might have to become a Friday night tradition. I picked Nanny McPhee, which I saw a few years ago and really enjoyed. I’m going to start introducing them to some of my favorites, as well as watch some movies I’ve never seen and wanted to.

Here’s my list:

Sound of Music
Nanny McPhee
Matilda
Night at the Museum
Mighty Ducks
Sandlot
Little Rascals
Hook
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Any that you would suggest?

4 thoughts on “Summer Movie Night”

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    Just came across your blog today, can’t stop reading it!

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