We’re out of town this week on vacation and even though we are having a blast visiting theme parks, Anders has been talking non-stop about going to see the movie The Lorax when we get back home this weekend.
Of course, being five, Anders doesn’t quite have a firm grasp on the concept of time and its passage, so when I tell him we are going to see The Lorax on Sunday, two days from now, or 48 hours, he just stares up at me unblinking and rephrases the question of when.
I thought I might go crazy between now and the time we find ourselves seated in the theater with our popcorn and candy, and then I stumbled upon something to tide him over.
Actually, I’ve had a laugh over it as well…
If you have a kid that loves this book or movie you have to download The Official Lorax App. (I just did a quick search for “The Lorax” in the app store on my phone and it pulled right up along with the Truffula Shuffula app which I also recommend.)
The app has two functions. First, you can take a photograph or use any photo on your phone and a Lorax inspired mustache to your face. My kids think that this is the most hilarious thing ever. We’ve spent a lot of time in the car during our vacation and this application has entertained them for hours. You can also send a post card of your photograph. We sent one to each of the grandparents. (You get two free post cards!)
The second thing you can do with the application is hold the phone up in front of your face to make those mustached photos a reality. Your screen transforms into your own personal mustached Lorax mouth that even moves its mouth when you speak.
We had to download the application to both of our family iPhones so that Anders and Danica could talk to each other with their silly mustaches courtesy of The Lorax. The app is free so there’s no excuse not to download it and have a giggle with your kid. I promise, you’ll be glad you did.