Our lovely friend Naomi got tickets for us and we took the kids for their first ever trip to the cinema. We waited until we were about to leave to tell them where we were going. Freyja was initially unimpressed (turns out she's never heard the word 'cinema' before and her response to anything she doesn't understand, is to say she doesn't like it) until I told her that we would be getting popcorn.
Well, Hero of the Rails, was actually really good - not that it takes much to impress me these days, with my indepth knowledge of Cbeebies and little else. The kids did well to last for the whole hour, with restlessness only creeping in for the last 15 minutes or so. We bought the promised tub of popcorn before it started - size small, which of course was gigantic and doused in lashings of salt. I let them tuck in until half way through the box I began to get concerned about how much they were consuming. So I hid the box under the seat and we tried to leave it behind when the film finished, but Freyja was onto us.
We then went for lunch and deposited the box of remaining popcorn under the table in the restaurant as we were leaving. But as we reached the carpark, Freyja was asking after it again. We feigned surprise that we longer had it and consoled her by saying we had some at home (which is actually true). She didn't forget. Upon arriving home, she asked me where the popcorn was.
So, our first family visit to the cinema. An all round success. Delightful film. Great popcorn...