Sunday, February 26, 2012
We had our first family movie night last weekend, unless you count the times when Gareth was an infant and we watched "24" with him that is. I told Gareth we'd be watching a movie all together after we ate dinner. This might have been a mistake as he inhaled his dinner rather than chewing and swallowing in proper fashion. But it did mean that he was able to get pjs on while Ryan and I finished our dinner and did some quick cleanup. Not having a television yet, we didn't get to sit on our cushy couch. But that worked out okay since I'd decided to buy some special treats to go with our movie, which we wouldn't have let him eat on the couch. Gareth loves the fig bars from the bulk section at PCC, so I got a few of those along with some licorice (which he also likes, but it was more for me and my pregnancy-enhanced sweet tooth that I'm not doing so well at ignoring anymore). Gareth was a little iffy about the movie choice at first - "Despicable Me" - because it was something he hadn't seen before and he really wanted to watch a Cars movie. But I think it's safe to say he loved our selection as he made sure to get in two more viewings of it the next day before we sent the movie back. It was fun to watch him react to the movie and it's probably the slowest he's ever eaten a fig bar because he was so engrossed in the story. And it worked out nicely for us. Gareth went to bed a little late, but it was still only 8:30 by the time he was in bed, so there was plenty of time for us to get in some "Angel" (we finished Buffy a couple weeks ago) and "Mad Men" (like watching a train wreck in slow motion, but you can't look away) while enjoying some "dry" sodas (they're less sweet than typical soda) before we headed to bed. Unfortunately for Gareth, we also have movies on our queue that are just for us. I felt a little bad when he got the mail a couple days ago and was so excited to pull out a movie. He wasn't too upset about it being one he couldn't watch as he'd come up with the perfect solution: we just need to "keep this movie until he's a grown-up and then he can watch it too". Yeah, not going to happen. I think he'll get over it though.