There is a program I signed the kids up with called Hopekids. They schedule monthly activities for families that are free or low cost. It's for kids with cancer or other serious illnesses and the nicest thing is that it includes the siblings. It also includes the parents, but in my case only one parent participates in anything involving an activity with the kids. Today was our first event to attend, a trip to the theater to see the latest and greatest and final installment of the Shrek franchise. I don't think I had the opportunity to see last episode, so I'm wasn't sure what number this one was. We got off to a rough start because Joshua wasn't very thrilled to see the movie after his experience with the McDonald's toy. In the car on the way to the theater he kept frowning with him arms folded and saying, "I hate Shrek!" While walking in, he saw the movie posters and kept pointed saying he wanted to see this movie or that one. They gave the kids a voucher to get a free kid-sized popcorn, candy and drink and then we got settled into our seats. This is the first time in a long time I've been to the movie theater with the kids. Joshua has always been a little too squirmy and wiggly and would never sit still, so I haven't exactly felt like paying to chase him around a theater when I can chase after him at home for free. Once the movie started Joshua really enjoyed the show and laughed the whole way through, it was very funny. When the movie ended we were in the lobby and the kids saw a big poster of Shrek, they pointed at it saying, "Look Josh! Wasn't that a funny movie?" Joshua looked up and scowled, "I hate Shrek!!"