One of the sweetest (and maybe some would view as annoying) moments as a parent is when my kids get an idea in their head, and it just MUST happen. More often than not, I have to answer them with a big “no.” “No, honey, we are not getting a guinea pig. We have 3 cats and 2 dogs already.” Or — “No, son, we are not buying you the Skylander Giants game system. We just bought Disney Infinity. Isn’t that enough?” Sometimes I feel like a big “no” machine. Poor kids…and in my self pity…poor Mommy, too!
Movies, on the other hand, are the one thing I usually say “yes” to. The kids will see an advertisement for a movie on TV, and their friends will start talking about it, too. Before we know it, it’s opening weekend, and my kids are begging to go. We don’t always get around to seeing new releases the minute they come out, but we do try to make an effort to get to all the kid films. I know how much it means to my children, and our time together at the movie theatre is something I know that they absolutely love, love, love.
Yesterday, it was “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” which was really really cute. Parents, I give it a thumbs up, and I love that this one promotes being smart as cool. Definitely say “yes” this time to your kids when they ask, because we all know how nice saying “yes” feels.
It is was nice to have a “yes” day yesterday, and so my song of the day today celebrates the simple joy of going to the movies. “Let’s Go to the Movies” from Annie is such a happy performance and definitely matches up to my family’s movie fun. Interestingly enough, there was a movie trailer yesterday of a modern-day Annie movie coming out. It might be a little too hip for my liking, but already, the kids are begging to go. My answers is “Yes!”