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Adventures in Movie-going

Posted Jun 13 2009 12:26am
I hadn't yet taken Kayla to see a movie in the theater. I just didn't think it would be a good mix; she doesn't like to sit still that long.

The cinema in town has "Free Summer Kids Movies" on Wed and Thur at either 9am or 1130am. They aren't new releases, there are movies like "Madagascar", "Harry Potter #whatever the last one was, "Cheaper By The Dozen", "Yours, Mine, Ours" - those type of movies.

A friend of mine asked if we wanted to go today with her and her 2 girls. I was a little apprehensive as I know my daughter! But it was free so I really had nothing to lose if we needed to leave early.

Kayla did pretty well for the 1/2 hr we were waiting for the movie to start (popcorn kept her occupied!). She's so light that I had to keep part of my leg on the seat because it kept folding up a little bit. Then there were the 15 or so minutes of previews (which she seemed to enjoy) before the movie actually started. She did better than I expected with sitting still for the most part. What I forgot about was her voice. She understands "whisper" but she'll whisper jibber jabber sounds...not really whispering actual words when talking. So she was a little loud saying hello and what not to whatever appeared on the screen. Thank goodness we were in the very back row and no one seemed to mind (and it wasn't full anyway). She did pretty well through the first hour of the movie and then started to get antsy and I think somewhat bored.

To be fair the movie was "Robots" so it wasn't holding her interest that well (mine either!). So we left when there was about 1/2 an hour left. Gave me some time to run into Kmart and pick her and I up some water shoes that were on sale for $5.00! It was also past lunchtime and pretty near nap time as well. All in all she did pretty well; and hey, it was free anyway!

I think we might try and go to the 9am showing of Madagascar (reviews from anyone who have seen this?) It's a better time and I think that movie might hold her interest more.
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