Friday, November 11, 2011

Things I Know

This week I know that taking your kids to events, like the Disney 3D Bluray screening of Cars 2 that we attended on Tuesday, can be a great deal of fun.

I know that 3D TV is getting better and better, and that movie-makers are taking full advantage of the new technology to enhance the film experience.

(I also know that, longing sighs notwithstanding, it's not at a pricepoint where we would consider it yet, especially given our renewed commitment to live simply wherever we can. Our current smallish 10-year-old TV meets our minimal viewing requirements, so an upgrade is unnecessary and wasteful right now).

I know that I was blown away by the attention to detail in the food, decorations and activities provided, and have a whole new respect for the work and planning that goes into these things.

I know that getting to go to an event in a penthouse was a huge thrill for all my kids, and me too :-)

I know that the 8-year-old thought that being tucked up in a luxurious bed while watching a 3D movie and having people bring food and drink to her was extraordinarily good form.

I know that my 2-year-old is a social butterfly, comfortable initiating conversations with unfamiliar adults and then talking their ear off for some minutes (and that she did so, happily, on Tuesday!)

I know that mostly people find this charming in a cute curly-haired toddler, but that it might not be *quite* so adorable if she's still doing it in 10 years' time.

And I know that special events can be a great thing if they are done well and used sparingly within the tapestry of a child's days.

For more things that people know, check out the page at Shae's (Yay for Home!)

This post is part of NaBloPoMo. 11 down, 19 to go!


  1. We went to the one in Sydney. Was fantastic. X

  2. It was brilliantly done, I thought. It's the first movie-type event I've been too with the kids and I admit to being surprised at what a good experience it was.

  3. 3D TV-my son would kill for one of those. Alas, he will probably have to ;) I also have no intention of replacing my perfectly functional 10 yo tvs until they die.

  4. Must have been a terribly fun event for the whole family! Glad all of you had this experience :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  5. Sounds like a great day! I'm not sold on 3D yet, don't think I could get the 3 year old to leave the glasses on long enough to watch anything!

  6. Well, yes that is a problem of 3D! My 2 year old wouldn't have a bar of the glasses; she watched the 2D screen intermittently instead. The older kids loved it though.

  7. Fun! My girls would love a day like that.

  8. I have found that 3D gives me a head ache. Very annoying as I love it visually.

    Sounds like an awesome day.