Turbo | Mommy and Me Monday | 178th ed


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You know how sometimes you make plans to do something with your kids that you think they will enjoy? And then you tell them you are going to see a movie at the theater? And they say “no thanks, I’ll stay home with daddy!”

No? Not you?

Ugh. The oldest is terrified of so many movies (probably our fault), that the idea of seeing a new one makes her want to hide. And the middle? Well, she feeds off her sister, so she didn’t want to see a movie either.

Then, I said we could get a movie snack. Something we’d ever do.

And they reluctantly went with me.

One day they will get it.

45 minutes later, we arrive at the theater, grab our 3D glasses and find seats. “I’m not wearing my glasses.”

“Just wear the glasses. It makes the movie look cool. It’s so blurry without them.”



So, the oldest watches the entire movie (well, what she watches) without the 3D glasses. The middle leaves hers on the whole time, laughs at the funny parts and enjoys it (until she later hears that the oldest didn’t. 

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Turbo was very cute and very not scary. At all! Two out of the three of us quite enjoyed the silliness of the story.

Maybe next time it will just be a date for the middle and me. She seems to like them more!

Turbo -center, played by Ryan Reynolds- and the Racing Snails race to glory.
About the movie:

Turbo is a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world. His obsession with speed has made him an oddity and outsider in the slow and cautious snail community. Turbo desperately wishes he could escape the slow-paced life he’s living, and he gets that chance after a freak accident leaves him with the power of incredible speed. The newly turbo-charged Turbo embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the impossible: racing against the best that the Indianapolis 500 has to offer. Joining Turbo is his dedicated pit crew of racing snails – a ragtag group of trash-talking adrenaline junkies tricked out with shells that look like mini-street racing cars. Turbo is the ultimate underdog who achieves the impossible by refusing to let his limitations get in the way of his dreams.

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  1. Maggie is weird about movies sometimes too. She WANTS to go but the last one (Monsters University) was “too scary” for her. We may try again with Despicable Me 2 since she has seen the first one just recently and really liked it.

    1. I went to Monsters U for the screening by myself…they won’t watch the first one, so I knew that one wouldn’t work.

      I’ve heard DM2 is really cute.

  2. That’s a great meme. I may have to take part!

  3. My oldest (4) has only been to one movie in the theater. I don’t think she would have reacted well to the 3D glasses either but I’m hoping we’ll get there at some point.

    1. I’m still waiting. I think it’s the “oldest” over the age issue, because the 4 year old kept them on. So interesting how they can be so different.

  4. what is it with the oldest and movies?? but so happy to know that it’s not too scary!

    1. I don’t know. Maybe, in our case, we didn’t watch enough movies? Although, certainly that’s not possible!

  5. The girls are too sweet…they just don’t want to be scared. I don’t blame them. I refuse to watch scary movies. I remember going to a birthday party in junior high and only staying for the first half of the party becuase they were going to see Scream 2 or 3 and I was NOT going to watch it. I don’t know how she sat through a 3D movie without the glasses, did she have a headache after?

    1. It really wasn’t scary. But, I did have a huge headache after….maybe that’s why.

  6. Big doesn’t like movies?! Un-American! I’m sure she’ll find one or two that she eventually loves. I’m glad Middle enjoyed her Girls date. To many more!

    1. She likes Cinderella…and finally will watch Tangled:)

  7. Cute pic, it sure looks like everyone had fun!

    Our daughter refused to wear her 3D glasses when we took her to the movies, too. Oh well, any trip to the movies where they don’t throw a fit and we have to leave the theatre is a success, in my opinion. 🙂

  8. grandma pat says:

    silly girls. Glad they ended up going and liking the movie.

  9. We haven’t been to the movies in a while. I don’t think I’ve heard of that 1.

  10. I bet the middle would love a date with just you!

    I can’t wait to see Turbo! It looks so great!

  11. ha ha ha..
    i totally tried to move and not be in the photo… did not work 🙁 lol

  12. We haven’t seen this movie yet. Thanks for the recommendation.

    1. I think it’s very cute..and has funny stuff for the parents, too:)

  13. Great pic!! Glad you enjoyed the movie. I want to take my kids to see it. They are so cute!!

  14. Those 3d glasses used to bug me when they first came out with them, so glad they’ve changed the design a bit.
    I want to go with my nephews to see Turbo, it looks really cute.

    1. They have changed a bit, and they have kid and adult sizes, which is nice.

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