We’re trying to start a movie night in the Fox household, once every two weeks or so, but we’ve had a few barriers.
First, Elliot is VERY sensitive about what movies he watches. (Frank the Combine in Cars freaked him out the first few times he watched it.) The only movies he’s successfully sat through are Cars (about 100 times) and Bob the Builder’s A Christmas To Remember. And I refuse to watch Dora movies.
Second, we never seem to be organized for our movie nights. The whole point is to spend some family time together, but we’re always rushing around trying to figure out what to watch, where to get it from, get dinner ready early enough, get the dishes cleaned up, get the kids in their pj’s…so the kids often sit with just one of us (or neither of us). There’s also the issue of the couch. It only fits three people.
So we end up where we are tonight…the kids are eating popcorn, watching a new Bob the Builder DVD (not a movie), and Greg and I are sitting at the dining room table. Blogging. At least we’re all withing ten feet of each other.
Next time I think we’ll get pizza, and I’m going to do a bit of research to see if I can find some movies that all of us will enjoy. If that doesn’t work, we’ll just have to wait a few years.