This article, entitled "Let’s Go to the Movies!" comes from Annie Woods, MomsEveryday blogger from Reno, NV.
Some of my favorite memories from my childhood are going to the movies with my mom. There was an old movie theater by our house that showed classic films, sometimes double features, and most of them were in black and white. My favorites were always the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies where they would dance across the screen in beautiful clothes, singing catchy tunes and leading dreamy lives. I have been a lover of film ever since.
I have anxiously anticipated the moment my daughter would be old enough to go to the movies and enjoy the entire theater experience. That day has finally arrived. When Frozen came out in November I knew this would be the film to see. It had all of her favorite things: Princesses, music, dancing and a funny snowman. My husband and I pumped her up to see the movie by playing her the songs, reading her the book, watching the trailer 100 times at least. She was about as excited as one can be about seeing a movie. When we got to the theater we let her pick out candy and a drink, got some popcorn and went in to find seats. Her eyes were as big as saucers when she saw the screen and the room full of children. She turned to me and said “That is a GIANT television!” We found our seats and as soon as the lights went down and the movie started she was transfixed on the screen with her jaw hanging open. It was exactly how I hoped she would react.
It was so fun; I have taken her back to see it twice and we love it more each time we see it. I’m so happy that an experience that meant so much to me as a child is now a way for me to bond with my own daughter.