Anyone who knows me and my husband knows what massive film geeks we are. We have shelves and shelves in the house full of movies (greatly reduced since we’ve had children and discovered Netflix). Back in the day we went to the cinema at least once a week; we used to love going to the latest night time showing when it was quiet, buying the biggest tub of popcorn we could, arriving early so we could watch the trailers. We’d go even when there wasn’t anything in particular we wanted to see and we found some great films that way.
Obviously introducing Lucas to our love of film is pretty exciting to us and we were both looking forward to his first cinema trip. He has always been good at watching films at home and will sit through most of them. Seeing that a Postman Pat film was due to be released I knew this would be our best chance to introduce him to the cinema; my mum very kindly watched the babies so we could both take him. We’re a bit daft like that, both wanting to be there (it also meant we could trap him inbetween us). I had no idea what he would be like, if I’m honest I didn’t have great hopes for making it to the end of the film or stopping him from running to the front to talk to Jess the Cat.
We got our tickets, which he found very exciting, bought his little popcorn snack pack, he settled on a little booster seat with cuddly Bullseye on one side and popcorn on the other. I was waiting for the cries that it was too dark, too loud but after a little persuasion with magic stars he stayed on his seat through the trailers.
The film started and I think we spent more time watching him than the film, his little face was such a picture. Totally engrossed in the whole thing. He got up a couple of times but didn’t try and escape, much to our surprise! I’m sure the novelty will have worn off next time we try it. All in all a great morning out and some precious time spent alone with Lucas. By the time my husband is off work he is really ready for that little bit of extra attention, it’s such a treat to spend some time just the three of us. I was hunting for a giant Postman Pat poster to get him to pose by but just managed to get a crappy phone photo to commemorate the occasion. It was actually a pretty special ordinary moment for us!