It’s the bank holiday weekend and it’s raining as usual. This morning I was thinking of ideas of what we could do together as I didn’t want to spend yet another day just sat at home, I wanted to make the most of Rory’s time off from work as well and thought it would be nice if we could take Kory somewhere indoors to do something instead of being stuck inside the house.
Then I remembered that the new The Secret Life of Pets movie is out! So today Kory got to experience his very first cinema trip.
This morning we got up and ready and we took Kory to our local Cineworld to watch the new The Secret Life of Pets 2 movie as the first one is one of his absolute favourites! We had held off taking him to the cinema any sooner because we wanted to take him to watch a movie that we knew he’d enjoy so that he wouldn’t get bored and so that we wouldn’t waste money so this showing seemed like the perfect opportunity to give it a go.
Before we went to find our seats inside, we made sure that Kory had been to the toilet, that we had enough drinks and snacks for the duration of the film and I had a little chat with him too just explaining how once we’re sat down in our seats to watch the movie, we’re not allowed to walk around as the room will be dark and we could trip so it’s important that he tries to sit still. Having never taken Kory to the cinema before, we didn’t know what to expect, we wanted to try and make the experience a positive one for us all and therefore tried to be as prepared as we possibly could. Our child might be very good at listening but he’s not the best at sitting – but at 2 and a half years old we can’t blame him for that really!
Once seated we got off to a bit of a bumpy start, Kory didn’t like that the seats in the cinema moved every time he sat up/moved on it as he thought he was going to fall through it and he didn’t want to watch the trailers that were playing, he wanted ‘pets on!’ As he said! I honestly thought this was how he was going to be throughout the whole of the movie but after we got past the seat issue, the trailers had gone off and the movie began to play, he was okay but a short while after that he did decide to fall asleep!
Yes, my child. The same child that doesn’t nap at home for me during the day anymore spent about an hour asleep in the cinema! …Well I suppose you can only be so prepared!
It wasn’t all bad though, at least me and his dad got to watch a movie together in peace and Kory enjoyed what short amount of the movie he did get to watch. In fact, I think Kory would like to go to the cinema again and I think next time we take him he will have more of an idea of what to expect and we can all relax a little.
I think the next time we go we’ll take him to see Toy Story 4. Another one of his favourites!
So that was Kory’s first cinema trip. Does your child like going to the cinema? Or are they yet to visit? Let me know in the comments!
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