We had Harrison and Alex’s parent’s meetings this week and they both had absolutely glowing reports from their teachers. They’ve both settled into life at their new schools, which we were over the moon about. It was the only thing that worried me when we made the decision to move – what if they struggled to settle in and make friends? As it is, we had nothing to worry about. In fact, I think they are already getting on better in their new one!
Because they’ve dealt with such a huge change so brilliantly, we decided we would give them a treat. Originally, we were going to take them to the cinema, but for five of us that would have cost an arm and a leg, and I don’t think Benjamin is quite ready to sit in a cinema yet. He deserves a treat as well – he’s adapted brilliantly. We decided to recreate the cinema in the comfort of our own home and have a proper movie night.
We had wanted to take Harrison and Alex to see the BFG at the cinema in the summer, but with all the hassle of house hunting and packing, we never quite got round to it. When we saw that it was available to download from Sky, we knew it would be the perfect movie for our film night. Graham popped over to Asda to buy some ice cream and popcorn, and we brought the quilts and pillows in to make a comfy spot on the living room.
The film was even better than I thought it would be. I’ve always loved the book – it was a favourite of mine as a child, and even now as an adult, I think it’s lovely. It was really enchanting and magical. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the adorable giant. Of course, we were ALL giggling when they drank the frobscottle. Even Graham loved the film, and he’s not into kids movies at all.
The kids loved the fact we all sat and watched it together. Usually, when a film is on, Benjamin is off playing and I’m working on my laptop. All of sitting together with no other distractions was really nice, and I think ‘proper’ movie nights are going to be something we do more of in the future. I’m getting all excited at the thought of introducing them to some of the Christmas films we love!