Family Film – Sun 30th Nov 2014

By | November 30, 2014

It’s very rare that T and D (D especially) will sit and watch a family film, especially if they haven’t seen it before. It’s that resistance to change, that fear of the unknown and unwillingness to just “test the water”.

Any DVD we watch tend to be old favourites, the Ice Age/Rio/Madagascar series are all popular and can almost guaranteed a squabble-free time but it can get all a bit …well, same-y.

This was showing on ITV2 today:

IMG_4752.JPG

And yes, there were grumbles when it was switched on but we persevered and they both enjoyed it. Both laughing at Mr Eidelweiss (the putty-loving crow who saved the day) and all the general special effects.

There were some nice little moral tales contained in it too. Things that will make good little conversation points in weeks to come, especially with the Christmas holidays being a matter of weeks away.

But, for now, it was just nice to all watch something (albeit T and D would be doing other things and then come back to it) without too much protest.

Quite a big family moment for us and a good end to our weekend.


Ethans Escapades
Facebook Comments

20 Comments

Mummy Tries on 1st December 2014 at 7:08 am.

Sounds like a fab weekend! And hey it wouldn’t be the same without a few little grumbles would it? #magicmoments

Reply

Jeannette on 1st December 2014 at 11:02 am.

Oh indeed, a grumble free weekend never happens, it was nice though 🙂

Reply

Coombe Mill (Fiona) on 1st December 2014 at 10:18 am.

It sounds like an almost perfect moment. My kids all love Nanny McPhee, it is a great fun family film. I’m glad you finally hit this milestone… well sort of. Popping in from Magic Moments.

Reply

Jeannette on 1st December 2014 at 11:03 am.

It was lovely, I may have ordered the DVDs so we can watch it again 🙂

Reply

Redpeffer on 1st December 2014 at 10:49 am.

That does sound like a wonderful moment to enjoy together. Hopefully it might help with another ‘new’ film the next time, especially at this tim of year x

Reply

Jeannette on 1st December 2014 at 11:04 am.

Thanks, hope so. It would be nice to have a change from the “old favourites” x

Reply

Merlinda Little on 1st December 2014 at 7:11 pm.

My son like this film as well! He is not good with films unless (like your children) its Rio.

This is good. You can have a try new film with no pressure. Just stay if they both like it and hopefully this will widen their film list of must watch =)

#MagicMoments

Reply

Jeannette on 10th December 2014 at 2:06 pm.

Hopefully, thanks. It’s very difficult to present something new but always great when it’s well received 🙂

Reply

themummydiary on 2nd December 2014 at 9:12 am.

Sounds lovely, I do like Nanny McPhee such wonderful films. I love to snuggle and watch films, such a great way to spend a few hours #magicmoments

Reply

Jeannette on 10th December 2014 at 2:05 pm.

Thanks, it does make for a nice time 🙂

Reply

Louise George on 3rd December 2014 at 10:24 am.

How lovely to watch a film together as a family. Well done to T and D for watching something new 🙂

Reply

Jeannette on 10th December 2014 at 2:05 pm.

Thanks, I didn’t expect them to enjoy it, but glad they did 🙂

Reply

Caroline on 3rd December 2014 at 4:42 pm.

sounds lovely to watch it all together and well done for persevering, worth it if they enjoy it and must have made a nice change for you to watch something else! Xx

Reply

Jeannette on 10th December 2014 at 2:04 pm.

Indeed, mind you I’m always thinking ahead about what needs doing next :-/

Reply

rebecca beesley on 6th December 2014 at 1:28 pm.

We always find it cause to celebrate if we all manage to agree on a film and all manage to sit through it. Well done #SSAA x

Reply

Jeannette on 10th December 2014 at 2:03 pm.

Same here, nice isn’t it 🙂 x

Reply

Jane - Ethan's Escapades on 9th December 2014 at 12:18 pm.

So glad you all got to watch the film together. It’s such a nice thing to do and one that we are working on #SSAmazingAchievements

Reply

Jeannette on 10th December 2014 at 2:03 pm.

Thanks, we tend to turn it into a cinema feel, with popcorn and closed curtains. Sometimes it works! But if it doesn’t, it’s far more relaxed at home 🙂

Reply

Stacey Guilliatt on 9th December 2014 at 9:56 pm.

It’s lovely to watch a film as a family, though my little fella won’t really sit long enough! We watched this too 🙂 #magicmoments

Reply

Jeannette on 10th December 2014 at 2:02 pm.

Aww bless him, hope you all get some more family film time over Christmas 🙂

Reply

Leave Your Comment

Your email will not be published or shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge