Scary movies and the boogeyman

I feel like I haven’t written a blog post for ages. It’s just me and the kids here at the moment because Ben has disappeared off on one of his spy trips. I took them to see another film on the weekend. This time we went to Inside Out. It was supposed to be a funny movie but somehow I ended up bawling my eyes out. It’s so embarrassing when that happens in a children’s movie. Both kids loved it and Elizabeth has started making a set of characters from the film out of toilet rolls:

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This one is Bing Bong:

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I’ve also been reading them Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets before bed which is getting quite scary. Even I’m getting scared (despite having read it once before) but I haven’t told them that. Just before Ben left to go gallivanting about Europe he and I watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on DVD. It was a great film but absolutely terrifying. Now I wake up alone at 1am and think of this movie which is not good. So I’ve told the kids they can sleep in my bed while we’re reading Harry Potter and they’re scared but really it’s because I’m scared and I’m just pretending that I’m doing them a favour when actually it’s the other way around. Maybe I’ll grow up when I turn 40 🙂