We’ve just had half term.
It was a great half term because either side of it was a birthday, and there was no school madness in between.
So, besides allowing late lie-ins, we could go shopping, do tennis tournaments, sleep in the afternoon, and have a bit of family fun.
The kids had homework, so one had to do quite a bit with a friend, ably helped by my partner and my daughter. The other managed to get hers done on her own with the minimum of nagging.
On the last day, my son’s birthday, we went to see The Muppet Movie.
The predictable movie script and story was not the worst of it. The songs probably were. I get the whole wholesome movie adventure. I’m constantly looking for ‘clean’ movies to take my kids to, but this Muppets movie was really twee.
Not only did you know the entire script / plot within the first 2 minutes, but they drag it out with song like ‘Everything’s great’ and other ridiculous songs.
Actually, I can’t say that, they had one song called ‘Are you a Man or a Muppet’ which I loved. Only cos it resonated, but I loved it.
All in all, I think my kids were too old for the movie. It’s for kids under 10 I recon, but the child behind us must have been 5, and she wailed (loudly) through the entire movie – which did not add to a my experience to say the least!
Yes, I know quite a few of you will be berating me for being a real ‘Bah-Humbug’ type of parent. That’s fine. Suffice to say I loved Rio, the Incredibles, Sound of Music, and the one with Steve (I forget) and the 12 kids. My favourite is ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ – but that probably cos I’d love to have a dragon. So I do get some of the kids movies. Just not this one.
I don’t think my kids loved it too much either, but the lunch afterwards seemed to allay all worries and fears.
All in all, the birthday was a success. The food was good, the movie was barely bearable, and the half term was a blast.
We hope you had a fun half term too. Now to plan for April……
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