Friday Samantha decided she wanted to spend the night at her friend Samantha's house. So, I decided I'd take the boys and Brooke out and do something fun. Mind you, I tried to get SIX different people to go with me before I decided to quit calling people so I could feel rejected.
I thought it would be fun to go to The Pizza Pie Cafe for dinner and then to see The Lorax. Nash wasn't too big on the idea of The Pizza Pie Cafe because they didn't have plain old cheese pizza there. So, he picked Sizzler instead. In the three years Travis has been working at Halliburton, I don't recall ever taking my children out to a sit down restaurant for dinner without another adult with me. Especially not just the younger ones! Surprisingly, they were better behaved than they have been in a long, long time! I told the boys if they ate all their dinner I'd buy them one of those kid trays at the theater too. What do you know? They ate their dinner better than I've seen them eat in ages!
I had bought our tickets for the 6:45 show as people were going in for the 4:30 show. I was glad I had. We got back to the theater about 20 minutes before the movie was to start. We got the boys their kid trays and had to wait in line to get into the theater! Caleb was positive he needed "movie glasses." Apparently, the last movie we must have taken him to had to have been a 3D movie. I kept telling him to look at everyone else, no one else is wearing glasses. The smart little monkey looks right at me and says, "You are." Duh mom. I tried to explain that I was wearing my glasses I wear every single day! He ended up trying to sneak out of the theater THREE different times to find glasses! I told him if there were glasses I'd be more than happy to get him glasses, but there are in fact, NO GLASSES! At the end of the movie he was still kinda put out that he didn't get glasses!
Other than Caleb trying to sneak out of the theater three different times, they did really well. Brooke sat on my lap and watched the whole thing. Not even too many wiggles from little sister! I was amazed. I thought she'd be jumping all over the place getting her groove on!
I was worried that Hollywood would really mess this classic story up. Much to my delight, they did not. Sure, they added a few things, but overall it was just about spot on. We loved it! I will be buying this when it comes out on DVD.
I was impressed that the kids were so well behaved. And, Mother Nature was even kind enough to wait for the snow dump until after we got home! If you haven't taken your kids to see this one, I'd highly recommend you go!