FAMILY: The Boss Baby (+ other stuff)

We’re almost at the end of the winter school holidays. The weather has been absolutely beautiful. Sure the evenings and nights are quite cold, but the days have been glorious with temperatures in the high teens. We honestly cannot complain about our Aussie winters, here on the NSW south coast.

School holidays rock! (Most of the time) I love hanging out with the kids, especially without needing to keep track of time. Meal times are relaxed, as are the meals themselves. We’ve had play dates with friends. They’ve had sleep-overs at friends houses and we’ve had kids sleep over here. We’ve been to inflatable play centres, trampoline centres and shopping centres. We've shopped for toys, games and general “kid-stuff”. We’ve been to the park, ridden bikes and scooters and we’ve even been fishing a couple of times. We’ve been to the cinema to see a couple of films and we’ve eaten burgers at Hungry Jack’s. We’ve baked chocolate cakes, mixed up some chocolate crackles and made bright blue slime.

It’s been a jam-packed holidays and I think the kids have had a great time.

The cold nights have been perfect for snuggling together on the couch and watching movies. Don’t you just love family movie nights? We take turns in choosing films to watch and when it was my turn a couple of nights ago, I surprised the kids with The Boss Baby. A big thanks to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment for sending this happy package - just in time for school holiday viewing.

The Boss Baby - what a fun film! Voiced by Alec Balwin, the boss baby is highly unusual. He wears a sharp suit, carries a briefcase and has a wonderful wit and vocabulary for someone so small. He’s on a mission to discover why babies are losing the market share of love.

The story is told from the view point of the baby’s big 7 year old brother, Tim, who doesn’t like the idea of having a baby taking away some of his parents attention. I guess after 7 years of having them for himself a new baby would certainly be a challenge.
There isn’t anything really too scary or confronting for kids and the message of the film is one that my kids could certainly relate to. What The Boss Baby does have is a lot of funny moments which had us all laughing. Oh and cuteness. Whether is was the baby, the toddler friends or all of the puppies… so much cuteness!

What else makes for a successful family movie night? Activities and food of course!

Here are a few ideas to make for a fun evening.

Image Source: Musings of an Average Mom

For the older kids, here’s a The Boss Baby Word-Search puzzle.

Invite some friends over for a movie afternoon with these cute printable invitations.

Pin the Tie on The Boss Baby.

"Cookies are for closers” chocolate chip cookie recipe

Watch Alec Baldwin ask Aussie kids some important questions :)

1 comment

  1. Fun filled holidays!! I hope your kids appreciate their amazing Mum?


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