For years Robby's favorite movie has been Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. I initially thought that his affinity for the film was due to the fact that it was one of the first ones he saw in a theater. However, after watching it at least 50 times with him, I have come to the conclusion that the movie just suits his comic ideals.
Recently Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has been bumped from his premiere position. What could replace such a stellar animated experience? Of course it could be none other than Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
After seeing the movie in 3D on the day it premiered, Robby has been chomping at the bit to own a copy of what he is convinced will become cinematic history. We have had January 28th, the DVD release date, circled on our calendar since November. With the big day approaching, Robby has been planning our movie night party complete with popcorn, meatballs (of course), cookies, cupcakes and pizza rolls. Obviously, he fully embraced the glutenous theme of the movie!
Yesterday afternoon in an attempt to relieve my growing cabin fever, we bundled up and went to Walmart. We were looking for sidewalk salt which turned out to be Mission Impossible. The clerks actually chuckled when we asked where it was located in the store. We opted instead just to stroll through the aisles. After being holed up for a few days, it was nice to see civilization again!
Although we didn't find the sidewalk salt, the trip was not a complete waste of time. As we turned down the cookie aisle, Robby and I both spotted the display at the same time. He took off running, grabbed the box and started to squeal with excitement: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which was not scheduled for DVD release for another week, had been put out early. Clutching the DVD and grinning from ear to ear, we proceeded to pick up the supplies for our viewing party. The entire drive home Robby chattered about the "Walmart Miracle" that we experienced by finding the movie before the release date.
And for the second miracle of the day, school was cancelled again! Enjoy the traditional "No School Happy Dance."