Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Hobbit

Each December of the last three years (2012, 2013, 2014) my wife and I have gone to see The Hobbit in theaters while our kids are at school/pre-school.  This year my 7 year old started asking about The Hobbit and we explained to her the movies are based on the books (The Hobbit + Lord of the Rings).  She was really curious about the story, so my wife has been reading The Hobbit to her a bit at a time each night before bed.

My daughter is really enjoying the book.  On top of this, it gives a chance for me to focus on my 4 year old before bed.  Her and I have been reading different books before bed and it's been a great daddy/daughter experience.

Back to my 7 year old.  Now she wants to watch the movies and I'm really excited about that.  However, I want to wait a year or two.  The movies are rated PG-13 and there's quite a bit of violence/blood.  I think she's close to handling watching the movies, but I'm going to give it a year or two.  That's a long wait...for me!  I can't wait to share the experience of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with her!

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