Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Different Kind of Morning

We had planned on having a movie night last night. But we grabbed a quick dinner and ended up spending more time at the store (had to get dog food and other things) than intended so it was 7:30 when we got home. Bedtime starts at 7 in our house.

So I scrapped the movie plan. Not wanting to disappoint the kids, I came up with a quick alternate plan for movie night...

Movie Morning!

As soon as we get up, we will put the movie on. Mommy will make a special breakfast, too! It'll be better than popcorn and better than watching it while tired!

So this morning, we're watching Despicable Me. I've got cinnamon rolls and apple turnovers in the oven (Pillsbury is not sponsoring this post- but I'm very grateful to them for their products today). We have bagels and cream cheese ready. I've got a new box of honey nut cheerios. Jeff set up pillows and blankets on the floor and the kids are armed with a variety of stuffed animals.

In about 5 minutes, our goodies will come out of the oven (it smells awesome in here). In an hour or so, the movie will be over and we will get dressed and start our day. For now, the kids are excited about special breakfast treats, Jeff and I get slow time to get fully awake and moving, and I have to admit that I'm looking forward to the goodies in the oven, too!

I'm liking this new way of watching a movie...

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10 comments:

Jennifer @ What Would Jen Do said...

movie morning sounds like a GREAT idea, have a fun day

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Very creative. Movie in the morning, why not? It's like having breakfast for dinner. It just goes beyond the norm. The norm is so odd, you should post about it. Why is it odd to have a bowl of cereal at lunch? Who says you can't eat a salad at breakfast?

Dillypoo said...

What a great way to start the day! My mom used to do fun things like this, too. What wonderful memories you're making!

Ramblin' Red said...

Oh, I am so jealous of your movie morning! We had to be up at o'dark thirty (read: earlier than we get up for school during the week) for a school activity this morning....but my daughter is a smarty, so I guess that's the price you pay! :)

C. Beth said...

What a great idea--love it!

Liz's Mom said...

That is the equilivent to Saturday morning cartoons when I was young (in the 50s). We were even allowed to pour our own cereal and milk.

Mrs4444 said...

I made quicky cinnamon rolls for breakfast this morning, too! Perfect start to the day...haha

Mrs4444 said...

Thank you, Liz, for the wonderful resources--I loved the The Boy Who LIved video! Of to watch.. the TED talk.

Amy said...

I love slow mornings! Sounds like maybe you've started a new tradition.

Karen Peterson said...

I love watching movies on Saturday mornings. I think it goes back to my childhood when my little brother and I would watch Star Wars on Saturday mornings instead of cartoons.