Alexander and I went on a little daddy date yesterday and gave mommy some time to herself. We ended up going to Culvers first for lunch which has kind of become a “thing” that we do together without mommy. He really likes going there because we get to share a custard after he’s all done eating his corn dog, applesauce and milk, which is very exciting because he only rarely gets anything like ice cream or sweets so it’s a pretty big deal. After lunch we went downtown for the Tuesday $5 movie day at the Grand, the second week in a row that he’s gotten to go see a movie. Last week Jessica came along too and we went and saw The Boxtrolls which is a kids movie that I hadn’t even heard anything about. Basically it was an old school stop motion animation movie which I didn’t really think they made anymore in today’s world of cheap computer animation. Alexander really liked the movie, I thought it was ok I guess. This week it was just me and the boy so I picked the movie I wanted to go to last week before it went completely out of the theaters, Guardians of the Galaxy, since I heard it was pretty good. It ended up being just a bit too mature for Alexander and I almost lost him in the middle of it because he couldn’t really follow it and it was so long but there was enough flashy action and fighting that he made it through to the end. He played along like he knew what was going on and laughed at the adult humor when everyone else laughed but you know he had no idea what he was actually laughing at. On the way home he declared that he wanted to be Groot for Halloween (the big tree character from the movie that says nothing but “I am Groot”). I of course agreed that that would be fine, knowing that he will forget about it soon enough and we will dress him in the costume that we already paid for that he already picked out, a witch.
Next time I think we will stick to the kids movies aimed more towards his age group because he enjoys it a lot more, even if I don’t. I’m really excited about him finally getting to the age when you can actually take him to fun places and he will actually cooperate and have fun most of the time instead of just having a meltdown. I glad to not have to take bags of crap everywhere anymore too, we spent a whole afternoon out together and didn’t bring anything but a jacket. He pooped and peed at the theater before the movie and didn’t need any special snacks or special drinks in special cups, he just ate and drank what was given to him while we were out. This is a very fun time.
Hey, good news! Jessica and I are going to be an aunt and uncle again, my brother Patrick and his wife Sam are expecting another child! They are due in mid June of next year and that will make three. They had their last kid a week before Alexander was born last time, sorry no kid races between us this time around, I think we will stick with one. I’m already too close to getting Alexander completely out of the house and getting him through college before I’m due to retire, don’t want to have to work until I’m dead to do another one too!