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I have been a little MIA lately, other than because of the craziness of the holidays, it’s also because I been trying to enjoy my family a little more, enjoy the craziness. I believe it is important to really live in the moment and have those moments tattooed in your head.
One thing we discovered we can do now and absolutely love to do is to watch a movie with our toddler, Raphael. He is 14 months and now he is able to sit with us and watch a movie. You may ask “How do you get him to be interested in watching a whole movie?”… Well it took me a few times of trying and figuring out how to make it fun.
Another thing I had to let go was my expectations of how watching a movie should be like. Granted, sometimes Raphael stands up and plays with a car but he stays in the room and he stays aware of what is happening in the movie. He laughs when something funny happens and he frowns when something not-so-funny happens. Is is really the cutest and sweetest thing to watch!
Here is what I do to have a successful Movie Time With A Toddler !
SNACKS – Easy finger foods are always a win! He also loves grapes, blueberries, and raspberries so I try to always have those around for movie time.
DRINKS – For Raphael, water or a whole bottle of milk. Maybe “hot” chocolate.
BLANKETS – Well it is 35 degrees outside so to stay warm and cozy, you need blankets. Also, they can be used as a shield to cover your eyes when something not-so-fun happens.
PILLOWS – If you are going to have blankets then you need pillows. That’s just how it works haha.. My son loves pillows!! He has a monkey chair that feels just like fuzzy pillow.
TISSUES – Since it is the season where germs are just flying everywhere, we need these Kleenex® Finding Dory Tissue Box Designs! I also tend to cry in EVERY movie haha! So I can really put Kleenex® Finding Dory Tissue Box Designs into good use.
I bought mine at BJ’s Wholesale. As you can see, I really like Finding Dory, and so is my son. So it is nice to take Dory and friends with us anywhere.
Best of all, Kleenex® Finding Dory Tissue Box Designs are super soft, strong and absorbent. These essential Kleenex facial tissues are perfect for my son’s messy face, my makeup smudges, and our sniffles and sneezes, and more.
One last tip I’d like to give you … Everyone should be wearing pjs! Make it as comfortable as possible. Since we do Family Movie Nights right before bedtime, there are times where my son falls asleep while watching a movie and so since he is ready to go on his pjs I just have to transfer him to his crib. By the way, I loveee when that happens.
Now that my son is more active and independent, I miss having him in my arms all the time. Movie Time with him definitively lets us get closer and just enjoy being side by side. One of the greatest things about Movie Time With A Toddler.
So no! it is not impossible, give it a try! 🙂