It was our last day of winter holiday break before we started homeschooling again, and I wanted to do something fun with the kids that was not school related. They all wanted to go to a movie, and I tossed the idea around for a little while. We don’t go very often, so it would have been special. I started adding up the cost. The tickets alone came to $35. I heard the kids talking to each other and dreaming of eating lunch at the theater, which sounded like fun to me too. Pretty soon the cost of our two hour outing jumped to around $70–no way!
I was trying to think of something fast. “Let’s have a home theater day!” I said it with all the enthusiasm possible hoping that it would be contagious. They loved the idea.
We downloaded a movie they hadn’t seen from Netflix, set up a card table, and I became their waitress. We started with pop-corn and root beer, then M&Ms and Skittles, for lunch I pulled out Taquitos from the freezer. Okay so it may not have been the healthiest meal they ever had, but it sure was fun and it didn’t cost me a dime! They’re already asking for another Home Theater Day!