We took Teagan to see “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” today. Her first movie in a movie theater! As young as 13 months or so, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” was able to pull her in. She would stop dead and watch the movie every time it came on TV. She would sit in Stu’s lap and watch the entire thing. We decided to wait for this release to take her. Needless to say, she was a little excited, as you can see, and also a bit nervous. She had no idea what to expect.
Stu and I picked her up after lunch at day care and told her we had a treat. As we drove to the theater she asked all sorts of questions, why Ashlin wasn’t coming, what were we going to see, was she allowed to talk, dance, would there be a princess? She was excited as we walked in, barely able to stand still while we waited to buy the tickets.
She was so good. We got her a popcorn – only a medium! – even though she wanted a large. We joked that the bag would have been as tall as she was, a large is just too big! Walking into the theater, she was a bit nervous, not really scared, as the sound was so loud. She was speechless when she saw how big the screen was. During the movie, there were times it was so loud, she’d put her hands over (or in) her ears. And coming from a kid who rushes the stage for bagpipes, it says something to the volume in the theater.
The movie was pretty good, especially for a sequel, and mostly appropriate for little kids. It lagged a few times, and could have been trimed down a little. And there were a few times that Teagan was scared by what was happening on the food island, but mostly, she loved the movie. We all laughed at the foodimals – flamangos, eggplanatee, shrimpanzee, watermelophant. Although at first Teagan was scared of both the tacodile and the cheespider. I don’t like spiders much, and all the red eyes were a bit creepy, and french fries shouldn’t move like that. I think Stu’s favorites were the butter frogs and the mosquitoasts. So wonderful. The berries and fruit cockatiels were sweet.
All in all, the movie was fun, surprising Teagan with a treat was fun. She’s looking forward to seeing another one soon, maybe with her sister, maybe not..
She wanted to bring the rest of the popcorn – just crumbs and kernels – into day care! Silly goose! There wasn’t enough to share :o