Monday, December 20, 2010


Christmas break begins this week.  I don't know about other homeschoolers, but I always find our lives go a little easier if we take Christmas Break (and Spring Break) with our public school brethren.  To start the festivities, I took a break from my kitchen duties and headed into town to spend some fun time with my kids.  Charming had the day off, too,  and even our neighbors (including the dad!) made the trek and joined us at the local AMC theater to see Tron Legacy, Disney's remake of the 80s movie!

Yes, we're geeks!  We've been so excited about Tron and matinee prices sweetened the deal.  (You know that all movies before noon are $5 at the AMC theaters, right?  $5!)

I just have to say that despite the being raked over the coals by the oh-so-prestigious reviewers, Tron was a super fun movie to take your kids to.   Special effects combined with some 80s nostalgia made for a fun transition from the original Tron to this Tron.  Add in a PG rating (no kissing, no questionable language, exciting motorcycle races!) and it is a parent's dream.   (In an effort to demonstrate full transparency, I will say there were a few minutes toward the end where it bogged down a bit, but other than that, it moved right along.)  To put it quite simply:  Boys liked it and girls liked it.  Grown-ups liked it and kids liked it. 

No, it won't solve the ills of the world, but for a couple of hours, you can go have a good time with your kids.  I just don't think you can ask for more! 

(Now, I must head back to my kitchen...gingerbread men await my attention!)


Alicia said...

I've heard good reviews about this movie too! I was wondering how it was!

Erin said...

It really was a fun movie to take your kids to.

Lorrie said...

Family fun times are a wonderful part of the Christmas season.

Merry Christmas!