The kids missed their dad when he was away last week. Big time.
He’d taken a trip across the ditch to New Zealand to surprise his brother for his 40th birthday.
It sounded exciting in theory to the girls, but I don’t think they fully registered at first that he would be gone for one whole week – a lifetime in their eyes.
Each morning Miss Three would ask if he was home yet and Miss Five would dramatically tell me, ‘… I just can’t stop thinking about Daddy’.
Needless to say he was smothered in cuddles when he arrived home and had his ears talked off by two very excited little girls.
Last weekend we were keen for some quality family time together to make up for Dave’s time away, but the weather was completely rubbish and we decided to stay in.
Staying in turned out to be the best thing for us because we were exhausted from a big week and desperately needed a chance to chill.
The four of us cuddled up on the couch – Miss Five nestled into Dave’s nook and Miss Three on my chest – to watch one of two family movies I’d been gifted from Roadshow Entertainment.
We’d never watched a movie as a family before – a movie that we can all enjoy, I mean. There’s only so much Paw Patrol and Frozen that Dave and I can stand.
We thought we’d give Oddball a crack first as Miss Three is dog-mad, plus it’s based on a true story, is Australian, and has that funny guy from Kenny in it.
Oddball had me, Dave and Miss Five glued to the TV with its quirky story of a trouble-making dog intent on protecting a colony of fairy penguins from a sneaky fox. It captured Miss Three’s attention for the most part too.
It was packed with excitement, humour and just the right amount of scary parts – although I’m not sure Miss Three would agree with me – Mr Todd from Peter Rabbit has nothing on the foxes in this movie!
Miss Five loved every second of it and I was chuffed to have her start up a conversation with me about how brave and strong the little girl in the movie was. What a great role model.
Roadshow has kindly given me two copies of new release movies Oddball and two of Pan to giveaway, so you too can have some family time in front of the box these holidays.
Oddball is out now on digital, blu-ray and DVD and Pan is so hot off the press it’s not even available to the public until next week!
To win a copy, all you need to do is tell me in the comments, which movie you enjoyed watching with your family when you were a kid and why.
Terms and conditions
– This giveaway is only open to Australian residents (excluding ACT).
– This giveaway closes at 8pm AEST on Thursday 24 December.
– Winners will be contacted via email on Thursday 24 December.
– This is a game of skill. The most interesting answer as judged by a panel will be deemed a winner.
Mummy, Wife, Me received a copy of Oddball and Pan as part of this giveaway. As always, all opinions are my own.
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