Today we did something we have never done before. We took Dakin to the movies! He absolutely loves Cars, so we thought Cars 2 might be a good first time foray into the world of big screen cinema. I was really nervous about it for a few reasons: 1. I was anticipating one bajillion people there, 2. Movie theaters are not known for being particularly clean places, and 3. Dakin does NOT do well with loud noise.
But we thought we'd give it a shot. We told him where we were going, and he said "I so excited!" And he did wonderfully! In fact, he was the best behaved child in the theater. He laughed his way through the movie with his little 'ha ha' and didn't even throw a fit at the little Pixar lamp, which he HATES on the Cars DVD. He spent about 20 minutes on Daddy's lap partway through, but we didn't need to suction and there was no fussing about lying down. After we ate at Olive Garden, where he even ate some of the breadsticks and my salad.
All in all a successful, 'normal' day. It was really nice. And I apologize for the quality of this picture...it was taken on my cell phone and it was dark in there, of course. But if you peer closely, you can make out his ginormous smile.