I took E. to his first movie at the cinema this afternoon. We saw Toy Story 3. I had my reservations about going to see the film due to all the marketing that hit everywhere when the film was released. At the time it felt like we couldn’t leave the house without running into a Toy Story 3 promotion somewhere. Talk about mass marketing and saturation! E., at three years of age, was wanting Toy Story 3 merchandise before he even knew what Toy Story 3 was. Nonetheless I thought that I would take him to see the film but pass on all the other merchandising. We were unable to go when we’d originally planned because Ms. M was sick and we hadn’t had a chance to go until this afternoon.
It was such an exciting afternoon, such a precious milestone to share with my little man. We had a great time. Movie, fizzy drink, pop corn and a choc top. He loved it… even though there were moments in the film that he found so scary he sat on the floor and every time the boy Andy was mentioned by one of the characters he would say at the top of his voice “Who’s Andy?”. Special times indeed.