Which one is Beauty and which one is the Beast?
Trip Start Sep 16, 2011
290Trip End Nov 20, 2011
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Mum gets up next and her eyes are barely open before she is co-erced into playing a pirate game. She has hidden some treasure in her room for Woody and when he finds it he is hysterical with happiness. He comes running to show me and I have heard all the excitement so I am expecting it to be something good. Mum has given Woody a packet of cucumber seeds (because he likes cucumbers) and that is what all the excitement is about. I obviously had not fully appreciated how much he likes cucumbers!
Next, it's time for Little Kickers. Woody loves it and we love watching him. Although, Mum, Noah and I are a bit over enthusiastic in clapping and giving the thumbs up
After footy we get home to find Jen and the girls in the front garden waiting for us. More specifically, Shea is going to toilet in the front garden – apparently she could not wait for us any longer. Surprise!
The kids play a little and we revise our plan of attack on the day. Plan A was the Rockpools and an outdoor movie – but it is bucketing it down.
So Plan B kicks in. We head to Robina to the 'Imagine That’ Play Centre. It basically is a town centre of kids – a bakery, fire station, police station, a house, grocery store, school, mechanics etc and they are all play houses for kids. The kids have little cars the kids can drive around the town centre.
Woody spends the whole time playing Lego or fire stations. Surprise, surprise. Shea also plays fire stations and Skye wanders around happily collecting Lego in a handbag and playing with nuts and bolts in a workshop. Happy times.
We have lunch in the shabby chic cafe and then we head over to the cinemas at Robina – we have tickets to see a preview of Beauty and the Beast in 3D.
We arrive at the cinema and about 30 minutes of mayhem ensues. The kids are a bit wired, Jen wins a giant, luminous green monkey on a teddy picker, we juggle coffees, popcorn, sweets, cold drinks etc...
As the movie comes on Skye starts chatting. She is calling out things she sees on the screen, barks at the wolves, tries to chat to the people in front, almost falls through the seats, trips over, and the Mothership knocks over some sweets. It is mayhem and we are not slick.
The movie is actually great and Woody loves it. Almost at the end of the movie he says to me ‘Which one is Beauty and which is the Beast’ . I love it. The big movie theme about not judging people on what they look like is wasted on Woody, as that concept means nothing to him. I love that although he knows what all the words mean he did not see the ‘Belle’ as the beauty and the ‘beast’ as beastly – he only saw what they were on the inside. This actually makes my day and I feel unexpectedly proud of my little fella.
After the cinema it is a bit confusing. Before we went in to the movie I overheard people speaking about hearing gunshots in the food court and looking very shaken, but nothing was confirmed. When we come out of the movie, it is confirmed. There are police cars and TV crews everywhere. We head back to our cars and head home where is confirmed 2 people were shot at the shopping centre just before we went into the cinema. We feel very fortunate to have missed being at the scene of this incident by about 15 minutes
At home we rustle up some pasta and we have some dinner. After dinner we throw the kids in the bath and then at the kid’s insistence we play cinema. So we hang some posters, set up a kiosk, make popcorn, make some tickets and we are in business.
We watch Brother Bear for the squillionth time. By the end of the movie, all the kids are asleep. This is good.
We drink wine, watch some TV, blog, keep an eye on flood warnings, and chat. It is still raining so we need to think about a Plan B for tomorrow too.
Goodnight folks. x