Every year P1s school hosts a film night. She’s always wanted to go but for some reason or other we just never have. I’m blaming it on having two other young ones, not being able to drive the previous years and having a pretty strict bedtime.
She missed Frozen in Reception and then How To Train A Dragon last year. But this year I’ve been making a real effort with making sure P1 doesn’t miss parties, that play dates get arranged and events are attended. When she got the letter for this years film night, Hotel Transylvania 2, I very nearly popped it straight in the recycling. But a huge part of me has been desperate for some alone time with P1 that I quickly filled in the form and popped the £5 in the envelope.
This week we’ve been without a car and so we’ve been walking every day. Thankfully, hubby has shared the journeys too and my MiL has been picking P2 up from nursery which takes a huge load off my back. But I’ve managed to clock 24.5miles of walking in 5 days and I am completely and utterly drained. This film night was just what I needed to boost my mood despite the long walk there.
It was all organised fantastically. Popcorn and refreshments in the dining hall whilst chairs and the squishy gym mats were arranged in the main hall. The film was shown on the big white thing they roll down from the ceiling. There was a lovely atmosphere of children laughing at the film. It wasn’t too busy and P1 had such a lovely time.
One of P1s school friends Mum offered us a lift home which was so kind. That I definitely needed! Hubby survived his bedtime duties too so overall the evening was brilliant. I am now off to enjoy a relaxing weekend of putting my feet up and refusing to walk anywhere. Our walking spurt hasn’t ended yet as the car is yet to be fixed.