We don't let Liam watch alot of TV at home. He gets to watch an episode of Gabba in the morning while I get ready for work and that's it. Otherwise, if he is awake, the TV is off. At the same time though, Chris and I felt like maybe he is at the age where he might benefit from a movie once in a while. It a great way to connect with other kids and I know I have fond memories of watching movies with my family. So we started movie night.
Every other Sunday night, we watch a movie and we make a big deal out of it. I air-pop my popcorn, we turn the lights off, and the lot of us sit down on the couch and watch a movie together. Liam loves it. We tell him throughout the day what is going to be happening that night and when the time comes, he runs around the house with excitement yelling, "Movie Niiiight". Chris and I even bought a couple of new movies from Target that we thought Liam would like. But we have had movie night about 5 or 6 times now and we have watched one movie 5 or 6 times now. Every time movie night rolls around, we try to play up Madagascar or Finding Nemo. We ALWAYS end up watching Toy Story 2. Liam is so familiar with it that it seems like we are watching the commentary on the DVD. He talks through the whole thing and lets you know what is happening. Super Cute.
So needless to say, Toy Story 3 is coming out in a couple of weeks and that will be his first movie in a movie theater. By the way, a little fact that will blow your mind- Toy Story 2 came out 11 years ago!