There’s a part of me that wishes I could say – going to the movies is a family treat. Or a celebration of being together. Or special event filled with smiles and laughter.
But it never happens like that.
Going to the movies is more like an escape. For the parent.
It’s the end of a busy week filled with homework, class projects, school sandwiches, birthday parties, appointments, events, and zillions and zillions of STUFF THAT I HAVE TO DO. AND NOW IT’S THE WEEKEND AND WE STILL HAVE TO ENTERTAIN THE KIDS. AND I JUST WANT TO RUN AWAY, HAVE SOME PEACE AND QUIET, AND ESCAPE!!
So I took the kids out to watch Toy Story 3.
If I was looking for peace and quiet, to have a nap, or to rest my brain for 2 hours – I did not get it.
Because the damn movie was so fricking awesome that I was laughing until my belly ached, and crying until my sleeves were wet.
In fact, I don’t think I have ever laughed and cried so much in a cartoon movie.
I walked out of the movie theatre with the biggest smile on my face, and yes, it was exactly the kind of escape I was looking for.
Oh and the title of this post? My kids were showing me how popcorn can look flat through 3D glasses, by pressing the popcorn flat against the eye piece.
My boys. They are geniuses I tell you.