We’re taking her to see the big screen re-release of Singin’ in the Rain.
It’ll be her first “old” movie, and one of her few non-animated ones. It’s not her first musical, however; that honor is reserved for the filmed version of the musical version of the film Hairspray, which she loved. It’ll be interesting to see if this older film can hold her attention. She knows one or two of the songs already; The Wife has been singing, “Good Morning” to wake her up since about birth. So I imagine there’ll be that moment where she looks in surprise at her, and likely feel disappointed that Mom didn’t actually write it.
The Kid has Aspergers, and though she’s doing very well, she’s still quite behind in a number of areas. She’s very set in her ways, and exceedingly stubborn about trying anything new. That’s true of most kids, but as we always say, Aspergers turns those behaviors up to eleven. So her reluctance to try anything new is much more pronounced. Her preferred menu is quite small - pizza, chicken fingers, hot dogs (she prefers to eat the bun separately) and S’mores Pop-tarts. So we spend a good chunck of time trying to get her to try new foods as well.
Sometimes I wonder if she’s doing what I did at her age, and modeling her behavior on what she sees on television. The only reason I had an imaginary friend was I saw that Eddie had one on The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, and assumed “Oh, OK, this is what kids do”. So sometimes I wonder if she just saw a show where a kid is stubborn about eating food, and just assumed that’s how it’s done.