Friday, November 21, 2008

Movie Day

Yesterday, SIL and I brought the kids (XY, CH and CE) and our maids to watch Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. We went out in the morning. As planned, we shopped around for awhile (and spent some money at Jusco's amusement centre), had lunch (the food at Food & Tea Hong Kong Restaurant isn't very nice), then watched the movie. Also did some grocery shopping and spent some more money on the battery operated horse rides.

SIL bought 2 large popcorn. The kids started to enjoy their popcorn before we entered the cinema. Even the one who's just recovered from flu and cough (yes, that li'l CE) can't stop asking for more popcorn.

This time, CE didn't nap in the cinema, unlike the last 2 movie outings. At the beginning, he watched the show while munching the popcorn. But his attention didn't last long. Apparently he's more interested in the popcorn than the movie. He wanted to hold the popcorn box himself and when I put my hand in to take some, he barked "No!" o.O

I was afraid he'll get sore throat from eating so much popcorn so I gave the box to jie jie. Of course he protested and kept hitting me. So I whacked him back. Then he cried loudly. :-| Luckily he was pacifiable and didn't cry too long. I gave him a few more popcorn and after he's finished those, he played with the empty box. When he remembered jie jie has some more, he tried to grab hers. When I stopped him, he hit me again. That started the cycle of boy hit mommy, mommy whack boy, boy cry, mommy pacify boy, watch movie. Somehow, we survived the whole show.

XY, on the other hand, enjoyed the movie thoroughly. How not to when she got to eat popcorn, raisins and sweet, so much junk within that short 1.5 hours? CH, who's been to the cinema many times, were very well behaved. He enjoyed the movie while eating popcorn but fell asleep towards the end of the show.

Here's a photo taken last Friday. PaPa bought the headgears from McDonald's. When he got back from work, he wore them for the kids and took their photos. But they (especially didi) weren't very cooperative. They had their eyes glued on the tv (watching PHDC).

~ the tv addicts ~

22 comments:

jazzmint said...

hahaha...eh at least u manage to pacify him..if mine, i think the whole theater would have fell off.

Anggie's Journal said...

laugh at Jazz comments !!! Well... Jeremy also hold the popcorn all by himself , he also not allow us to take it a way .. but one thing good.. he just HOLD only ... hardly eat, cos too concentrate on the movie !!! LOL

Nanny told me yesterday.. MY boy was a TV KING !!!!!! I admit that !!

Fussy mum said...

I've no experience of bringing kids to the cinema. Still thinking whether to bring Sharlene for her 1st movie show this school holiday.

Oliveoylz said...

SP has the same giraffe headgear. Daddy said he looks girly! he he. Wah...u've become a veteran at bringing them to the cinema...very "keng".

Wonderful Life said...

Hehe, the head gears are so cute. I also bought 3 but not for my Ryan. :P He won't want to wear a cap or anything on his head... *sigh

BabyBooned said...

yes the head gears are definitely cute! and made all the more cuter with that expression on CE's face. hahaha! he's so funny!

huisia said...

haha..luckily he could stop crying easily, otherwise, you sure could hear a lot of shee shee sounds!

Health Freak Mommy said...

My kids are TV addicts too. Ah, those Madagascar head gears from McD. I want to get some for my gals too!

wen said...

my boy oso ate a lot of popcorn during the kungfu panda movie. ur girl and my boy same same. next time we leave them inthe theatre and we just go shopping ler..keke

giddy tigress said...

That's the way to live the life! Popcorn and movies definitely go together! :)

Dora said...

I haven't watch this one yet but I'm sure this is another blockbuster animated movie!

Lovely Mummy said...

i want to get the headgears for my kid too...

mc said...

i can't wait when i can bring keira to the movies too:) unfortunately can only watch children's shows.. haha!

Mummy to QiQi said...

at the Balakong jusco? hey, have u try bringing your kids to the Green Box? My girl loves it there!Got lots of kids song for them to sing, buffet spread for them to eat, u shud try :)

Mummy Gwen said...

Haha...so funnylah. At least CE can stay till the movie ended. CE eyes so big watching the TV..hehe. Both of them look so cute with the head gears. I'm going to get one for Gwen soon. :D

slavemom said...

Jazz, still a bit paisay coz he was crying quite loud.

Anggie, so nice Jeremy will hold for u n NOT eat.

Fussy mum, I think Sharlene's old enuff to enjoy a movie in the cinema. Try bringing her n I'm sure there'll be more cinema outings after that. ;)

Juana, trying to make up for the 5 yrs I've not stepped into the cinema. hehehe

Doreen, my boy oso got mood one, to put things on his head. :)

BabyBooned, like so stoned rite? :D

Hui Sia, luckily I din hv to leave my seat to pacify him.

Shireen, go grab them quick. hehehe

Wen, 1.5 hrs of peaceful shopping. Syiok! :)

Joyce, definitely!

Dora, vy entertaining.

Shirley, Marcus will surely look cute with those headgears.

mc, children's shows can be vy entertaining too.

Chin Nee, great suggestion. Will try that one of these days.

Mummy Gwen, jes 1? Get the whole collection. hehehe

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

I think you've got guts to even CONSIDER taking CE to the movies. I am too chicken!

Jacss said...

aiyo...that hitting & whacking cycle must be very disturbing to yr movie leh, boy O boy!!

wuah...this kind of life really sounds like a 'bliss' man... shopping, eating, movie, grocery without d need to slave as an employee....really long for one....sob!!

look at CE eyes gluing to d TV!!

andrewjune said...

ohhh...rachael is also hooked to the TV as well! she's into barney at the moment!
we wanted to get the headgears too, but were lazy to queue up to purchase them hehehe...
i love the giraffe one XY is wearing...

Annie Q said...

hahahhaha, ur kids also wear the head gear and went for movie, so cute!!

Lemonjude said...

I still not dare to bring kids to cinema yet. Afraid of the havoc and got to leave early..

I think your kids soon will like to go cinema more, as they can eat more snacks in short hour...

CE looks funny with hairband.

slavemom said...

Paik Ling, he was napping in the cinema the last 2 times so it was really enjoyable. Unfortunately, he refused to nap this time. :(

Jac, the 'slave' oso need to enjoy some 'bliss' mah, otherwise, end up in Tj Rambutan liao. hahaha

June, so did u manage to get any of the headgears?

Annie, they wore that at home. They weren't 'dressed' for the movie like ur twins. :)

Judy, if u don't try, u'll nvr know. I had a lot of concerns at the beginning too but once u (n the kids) get used to it, it can be quite enjoyable.