I haven't posted regularly, so I'm not sure anyone will answer, because I'm not sure anyone reads this sight anymore except my mom. Even then, I had to lure her in with new pictures of her grandchildren.
We don't have a T.V. But we do have a laptop computer that can play movies, so on dollar movie day I always go to the movie store and rent a T.V. series to watch when I iron, and a movie to watch on movie night with the kids (this is usually the last night that Eric is away on business). I've struck out recently. We watched Secret Agent Cody Banks and Cheaper by the Dozen. The kids didn't get the humor and for the most part, neither did I. And I was also asked uncomfortable questions about them by my five year old. We've had much better luck with Disney Classics like Robinson Crusoe and Mary Poppins. As you can see, I'm easily amused.
Now, since I'm watching the movie with the kids, I'm more lenient that I might be to a show that I let them watch on their own. For instance, we watched Home Alone, and Caleb was extremely impressed with how self sufficient Culkin's character was. The next day, Caleb made breakfast for both he and Elise and cleared the dishes from the table.
So my question is what movies have you watched that met the following criteria
- Not recent (we are only going for dollar movies)
- Enjoyable for moms (extra points for movies that can entertain dads as well) and kids
- Have something instructive that we might be able to talk about.
I'd appreciate anyone's input.