Friday, June 25, 2010

We have ARRIVED!

No, he's still not potty trained.

He hit his sister with a toy truck today.

He told me to "sut up!"

He didn't take a nap.

He woke up early and screamed like crazy because he knows I'll come get him so he won't wake up his sisters.


He sat through an entire movie at the theatre and was P.E.R.F.E.C.T!

We have been waiting awhile for this day. 2 summers ago we went to see a movie with friends. Austin was 1 1/2, and up until that point, had sat nicely in his stroller through movies. That day however, things changed.

15 minutes into that movie he was out of his stroller. I held him, walked him, took him out, then back inside. Thankfully I had a friend with me to help with the girls who were 3 and 5 at the time. Towards the end of the movie Austin wiggled away from me, and in a flash was down the aisle, up the steps, and in front of the giant movie screen. I snatched him up as fast as I could, and took him out to the car...I was mortified. The girls were always good movie watchers.

Austin, not so much.

So here we are, two years later. When I heard Toy Story 3 was coming out I thought...Do we dare?

He loves the first two Toy Story movies, he's familiar with the characters, so I thought it would be a good one to test him on. And I was right!

Did you get that? I WAS RIGHT! Hold on, I gotta let that sink in some more...Mercy that feels good!

What a great movie. Annie melted down right as the ending credits rolled, she had a headache and was exhausted, and I'm sure wondering why we weren't stressed out with her brother, so she decided to fill in for him. :) We can never be completely drama free! But all in all, a Great Night!

I feel like we've ARRIVED. I feel like we just sailed over a major hurdle. I feel like some door opened and we got to walk through to the other side, the glorious glowing "people who can take all their kids to the movies and not go nuts" side! Maybe I am overreacting, but it's been a long road! And there's hope people!

Hope that someday we will pass through the valley of the shadow of the toddler/preschool years...and live to tell about it.



Celeste said...

Wooohoooo!!!!!!!! So happy for you!!

Jamie said...

Awesome, a step in the right direction. So happy for you.