Saturday, 25 June 2011, Day 214/365.
JJ wanted to have some friends over for a sleepover to celebrate his birthday. He also wanted to go and see a movie with his mates.
I thought about it for a while and took a deep breath and said yes, but said he could only have three friends because that’s all I’ll be able to fit in my car to go and see the movie.
The friends he wanted to invite changed every day due to various reasons that only a nine year old can understand.
Finally he settled on who he’d invite, I made up the invites, gave them out and they all accepted.
He wanted to see Kung Fu Panda 2 and it seems that the 3D movies have taken over 2D in this kids area as it was impossible to find a 2D session that fitted into the birthday party/sleepover timetable.
A certain big cinema at a big shopping complex didn’t have any 2D showings of Kung Fu Panda at all and when I asked them via Twitter why not, they didn’t even respond.
I had to bite the bullet and get 3D tickets for us all, this included The Surfer and my sister. Apart from The Surfer dozing off during the movie as he is want to do, we all enjoyed it and the boys behaved themselves.
I made them line up in the car park for the photo above after the movie and before we went home to have spaghetti bolognaise I’d been brewing in the slow cooker since late that morning.
We set the boys up in the lounge and they watched another movie on the tv before they went to sleep. At least I think they slept. Maybe a little bit.