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    Movie theatre fail

    G went to his very first movie this week-end, with a few friends.

    He was excited to get his ticket
    And climb up the tall escalator

    And get the HUGE bag of popcorn (ps. don’t order medium — you can feed a family of 4 for a week with it)

    And sit in his seat

    And watch the previews

    … But apparently not the movie

    This surprised me to be honest. The movie flick was Madagascar 3. He had seen the previous two (while getting his hair cut over the years), and I figured it would be fun for him to see characters he recognized. Yes, clearly there has to be conflict in this movie in order for the parents not to want to poke themselves in the eye with a blunt object, but the villain wasn’t really that scary. Heck, the previews for the next Tim Burton movies were scarier and he sat through those mesmerized. So all in all we lasted the total of an hour in the theatre. He was very respectful asking to leave, and comitted to his decision. So we left.

    We’ll try again in another 6 months. I just hope it won’t be an hour of Teletubie that will bring him back to the theatre.

    2 responses to “Movie theatre fail”

    1. Marianne says:

      I wouldn’t call that a fail! He got to have the movie-going experience (ticket, popcorn, anticipation, previews, sitting in his own theater seat), made his own decision when he was done without melting down… the only fail was not completing the movie- which is a long trek for a little kid. I call that success!

    2. Mrs. Ziggy says:

      The first movie we tried was last summer, the Winnie the Pooh movie, and Andrew did fabulously but Cooper was over it by the time the movie started and we didnt’ even get in early. They were 3.5 and 2.25 at the time and the difference in them was startling, especially since Cooper is the one glued to the TV where Andrew will turn it right off so he can go play. I hope next time is better but at least he was well behaved and didn’t freak out.

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