We took M to see his second movie at the cinema (his first was The Artist) – The Lorax. Based on Dr. Seuss’s best-selling book of the same name, the story is about trees and how their loss impacts us all. M sat through most of the movie quietly, with the occasional “What’s he doing?” and “What’s happening?” peppered through the chase scenes and loud action sequences. He enjoyed the singing fish and the cute bears, but other than that, he was unsure of what was going on, I think. Inox was loud, as usual (we’ve made several complaints over the years about the decibel levels) and I could feel M’s heart go thumpa-thumpa-thumpa under his black t-shirt as he sat on my lap, taking it all in.
It’s a novel experience, this going to the movies with a toddler and seeing things from his perspective. The things he finds funny are not what we’d smile at first, he chuckles at the oddest things and even the most safe (to us) scene can sometimes invite fear and anxiety.
Do you take your under-5 to the movies?