There's an episode in How I Met Your Mother season 7 where the main characters talk about how every three years, they watch the original Star Wars trilogy, and they imagine how their lives will change next time it is "trilogy time."
Andrew and I have been married for four and a half years, and a lot of our nights at home (especially cold, wintery nights) are spent watching movies of epic proportions - like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, etc. We don't have a set time that we wait between watching each trilogy, but it usually averages out to once every year or two.
This year, we finally decided it was time to watch the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. It took us about eight days and covered most of our Christmas week.
In the past, we've only ever watched movies if they could be watched in one sitting. What's the point of an epic experience if you can't have the full experience all at once, right? We managed to keep up this practice with just one child, but now that there are two...it has become pretty much impossible.
And you know what? The movie experience may not be as epic, but the memories we are making definitely still qualify as awesome in my book. It will be fun once our kids are old enough for some of these movies - I can imagine family trilogy nights with hot chocolate and blankets and tons of snuggles.
And once our kiddos are grown up, you can bet we'll be a couple of old
people sitting around watching seriously epic movies. Even though by
that point, the movies we love may not actually be as epic anymore. ;)