Friday, April 15, 2011

M is for Movie Memories

A couple days ago, my husband and I took Little Olive to her first movie in the theaters. I have been wanting to do this for a very long time...probably because I love going to the movies so much. I know she is young (just 17 months) and probably wouldn't understand what was going on, but we figured as long as the movie had music, we were safe. (Have I ever told you just how much L.O. loves music? Someday, I'll write a blog about it.) We went to a theater that Ian and I have visited often and affectionately named "The Cheap Shows" - due to its $2.00 Wednesday movies. You can also buy a Big Deal which includes a drink, popcorn, and your ticket for $6.00. Since L.O. was free, it only cost us $8.00 to go. At a nice Regal, we would have paid about $28.00 for the show and snacks. 

Exactly. Hence, the Cheap Shows.

We went to see "Tangled" - the Disney movie about Rapunzel. It was pretty cute! Nothing like the old classics, but enjoyable enough for all of us. Little Olive wolfed down her popcorn like it was nobody's business - probably because we didn't put any of the Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil (aka, buttery topping) on it. It's just so much better plain - or with real butter! We got lemonade instead of pop too, so she had a pretty decent little snack there. 

She actually sat through almost the entire movie on our laps. She cuddled, bounced to some of the music, and smiled at us. It was almost like she knew it was a special time (so advanced, eh?). She was great until the very end...she was getting antsy and probably sick of sitting still, so we stood in the back and made it till the end. 

Overall, I'd say it was a success. Not that we'll be making a habit out of going, but it was special for us to have that with her! 

Here she is stuffing her face with her new favorite snack


Natalie said...

Good girl! The only success we had with Timmy at a theater was when he was a month old. After that... nope. The next time I tried was with Timmy and Tezzie, when she was about L.O.'s age... nope. Even with the popcorn and drink, I ended up having to walk them home after 45 minutes... she kept crying because she just wanted to crawl and toddle around the aisles. Thank goodness their tickets were only $1, too. (Ft Meade theater... very much like the Cheap Shows. :) ) Haven't tried a movie since!

Natalie said...

...which just goes to show that your child IS very advanced, LOL. :)

Anonymous said...

Aw that's so cute! Little kids and movies are always a funny experience - they love the excitement, then the movie is so long they get bored! :)

LuAnn said...

I'm so proud of Little Olive! She's such a big girl!

Anonymous said...

thanks for all the stories! i look forward to reading all your entries, as it keeps me close to little olive, even though i'm so far away.
love you auntie re re