Earlier this summer my daughter and a few very special cousins went to the movie to see the hugely anticipated Disney film Monsters University. At only 4, my daughter is completely clueless as to what movies are in theaters but the 12 & 8 year old girls were eagerly anticipating the movie. After a night of treats and entertainment, I’m not sure who enjoyed it more, the kids or the adults. We were all laughing. Disney always does things “right” and Monsters University is no exception. Prequels (a movie made after the original that is before the original) are no easy task, but it shed light on the relationships of Randall, Mike and Sully … although I have to admit I really missed Boo (that adorable little girl in the original Monsters Inc.).
I’m sure your kids are loving Monsters University too and now they can find their favourite Monster toys in Kinder Surprise. I (and the kids) are really surprised with these toys. It’s amazing what can be placed in a small egg and transformed into a toy the kids love. Not only are there collectible toys like Mike, Sully and Squishy, there are also stickers and bag tags. My daughter knew right away these toys were from the movie she had just watched a few weeks ago, and she was excited to share Kinder Eggs with everyone to see what toy they would open up.
As for the chocolate, I really want to make chocolate chunk monster cookies, but I can’t seem to bring myself to break open the eggs and steal the eggcitement from the kids. Maybe if Kinder has a factory of broken chocolate morsels they could ship me, I wouldn’t feel as guilty. I generally love the chocolate, but in the heat of the summer they can melt so make sure to keep them cool.
I anticipated that this movie may make Princess Scardy Cat a bit uneasy, but it didn’t at all. It gave us lots of chances to talk about monsters not being real and that Mommy & Daddy are in the room next door if she is ever afraid of anything. Lately, she’s been sleeping like a trooper and there’s been very few night time wake up calls. Amen!
And if you’re looking for ways to keep your own monster busy, sock monsters are easy to make and to keep the kidlets entertained, while making them with googly eyes, and then afterwards while playing. Let their creativity flow.
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