Sunday, June 07, 2009

Kids 1st Movie A No Go!

On Friday a friend and I decided to meet at the movies for a 2:30 showing. My kids have never been to the movies and I have been dying to take them.

Since they loved Night At The Museum which they have seen 3 times now, I thought Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian would be a great opportunity.

I told them what we were doing, and what would happen. We are going to see Night at the Museum, remember the one with the dinosaur who thinks it's a dog. We will get popcorn and the lights will go off, then we will have to be quiet because everyone is there to see the movie.

All was well; I paid $22.00 (1 adult and 2 kids a 4 and 6 year old - yikes). Another $9.00 got us two small popcorns, I smuggled water in because we love our water and I figured it would be over $2.00 a bottle. It was $2.95.

We sat, all the way up because it was packed. Why the hell was everyone there at 2:30 on a Friday? I thought it would be empty.

My girlfriend and her son were a little late and I lost all the seats around me. I waved her over with my cellphone light. Thank goodness for my new pretty Blackberry.

About 5 minutes into sitting down my son started, "I want to go to the museum." After 100 times of telling him this was a movie about a museum, I started to ignore him. Then my daughter who laughed through every preview started kicking the seat in font of her. The women was nice the first two times she told me then she just started looking at me over her shoulder. I explained this was her first movie and I would keep her still. Umm...sorry lady she is 4 years old what do you want from me??!!!

My son started asking to leave 10 minutes into the movie, then his friend came to sit next to us and he insisted the movie was too silly. To be honest, I have no idea if it was because I was busy holding a snooring 6 year old while making sure my daughter didn't kick the big women in front of me who I'm sure was hating us.

I text my girlfriend who was 3 rows up and explained; one is snooring, the girl is bored and kicking and your son says, "this is too silly" what do you want to do. She was falling asleep herself so we left.

Oh well, maybe next time. So, $31.00 dollars later we walked out of the theatre to spend another $7.00 on pizza for the kids.

Almost $40.00 for an hour and a half of ummm, good old time fun???!!

This part with Jonah Hill as Brandon (pronounced Brundun)were hystarical to me.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:09 PM

    I took my daughter to the $2.50 discount theater for her first movie because I was afraid of shelling out a fortune just for her to pitch a fit and want to leave. We ALMOST made it to the end (the movie had like 10 more minutes left) when she turns to me and says, "Mommy, I want a nap." The childish part of me wanted to say, "But I want to know what happens! I've had to watch this CHEESY movie this long, I wanna know how it ends!" But, of course, we left. I still don't know what happens at the end of "Firehouse Dog"....
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