I wondered how Beauty and the Beast in 3D would work with my 16 month old. Would he wear the glasses? If he didn't, would the screen be too blurry? Would it hurt his eyes? It is a longer movie than the Muppet Movie we saw a month earlier...would he make it through the movie without turning into the Beast?
Armed with a sippy cup, blueberries, colored goldfish, and some Cheerios, off we went to the movies.
We put the booster seat in the chair and Aiven immediately clambered up into it. We put his glasses on, and he didn't futz with them! (At least not for quite some time). While we ordered food, Aiven munched on goldfish and watched previews.
The movie started and Aiven could not take his eyes off the screen as he ate twice his body weight in junk food. What a proud little American!
Pretzel, french fries, orange juice, and a couple of peanut butter cups...he didn't budge for almost an hour.
In the last third of the movie, he decided he needed to run around a bit. So up and down the aisles he zipped like a rushing usher. Before I hear from all the other moms out there saying I am a bad momma for letting him do that, let me be clear - NO ONE AT THE THEATER MINDED! THAT'S WHAT BABY DAY IS FOR! (And besides, he doesn't bellow or jangle like a lost cow).
And I must admit, I loved it when he would run down the aisle into my waiting arms.
All in all, it was a huge success. We had a great time. And even if we didn't, it wouldn't have mattered because Aiven did. Bonus: it tuckered him out. He slept for 2.5 hours when we got home =) This could be the start of a wonderful tradition...