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|