It doesn’t seem like 5 minutes ago since they were off school for the Christmas holidays, but holiday time has soon come round again.
With a pair of extremely loud, boisterous young boys, I’m finding the way to keep sane is to keep them busy.
If they have something to do, then they can’t moan, or play that infernal ‘wrestling each other to the ground’ game (which is guaranteed to end in tears.)
So yesterday, me and the 8 year old took ourselves off to the local cinema to see the new Muppets film. As a huge Muppets fan growing up myself, I was one of the biggest kids in the screening.
Especially when they resurrected the old Muppet Show in the film….ah, the nostalgia at the sound of the theme tune and the opening credits as it started!
The 4 year old went sledging with his grandparents as he wouldn’t have made it through the trailers sitting still, never mind the entire film.
I did cough at the price of going though, as once you’ve got tickets and popcorn for only two of you, you’re looking at over £20!
So, unless you’re feeling rich (which I’m definitely not!) this is what we’ll be doing in the half term holidays in future:
– ‘home’ cinema days
Choose a dvd (they can be picked up for less than £5 now.) Let your child loose with a piece of paper, and get him to be in charge of making and distributing tickets.
He’ll need the film title, and the start time of the showing written on it. Then he can show you to your seat for when the film starts.
Turn all the lights off and have a great big bowl of popcorn sat between you for that cinema experience.
If it’s not the Muppets, then the cinema just isn’t worth the expense! If they’d only lower their prices a bit, I’m sure they’d get a lot more business….
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