Family movie night has become a thing in our family. We have a picnic while we watch a movie, hence Flick’nic (Pic n’Flick was an unfortunate possibility), and it’s so much fun. I’m a theme queen so I like to make a picnic that relates to the movie. I feel slightly guilty watching a movie with my kiddos (I know, I know television time is bad), so I assuage some of that guilt with a hands-on project.
Tonight’s Flick’nic: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
The Menu: (Middle America, miniaturized): mini sandwiches, mini veggies and dip, s’mores mix (mini marshmallows, golden graham cereal or sub cheerios, mini chocolate chips, peanuts), and an oatmeal cream cookie. (In the movie, the shrunken kids find a giant oatmeal cookie in the backyard. The oatmeal cookie was not well-received. Sorry, cookie of the past, tastes have changed, and that’s probably a good thing.)
The Project: make a Shrink machine.
Kid Takeaway: The next day, my toddler was mad at me and said, “I’m going to throw you in the garbage.” I said I wouldn’t fit so her shrink machine became a “mommy shrinker.” Thanks, kid.
Parent Takeaway: Aww, the Eighties, What’s not to love: great fashion sense, Rick Moranis, some science (okay, very little science), and lots of product placement.
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