Last week I ditched work(all legit like so it’s cool) and joined Tara and Liam at a Stars and Strollers event at the local movie house. Yes, movie house. I just like the way that sounds. Going in I really didn’t know what to expect, other than the potential for a bunch of screaming babies and me not being able to enjoy a movie.
We walk in, order tickets, and I stand in line for goodies while Tara scores a seat. As per usual, the goodies guy is slow and generally takes for ever on the people in front of me, but speeds me right through. Not sure why this is, but it happens everytime I see a movie. Maybe it’s just that I know what I want, and I don’t have the ‘I’m up for chit-chat’ look on my face. This man is standing between me and popcorn, so it’s all business.
With goodies in hand, I wander to the theatre to join my love and baby. First thing I notice, no one to collect tickets. Hmmm. Second thing I notice was a change table, which I thought was handy. The theatre is pretty empty, but that doesn’t last. Sure, it wasn’t full by the time the movie started, but it wasn’t just a couple of us there. I also noticed that groups were starting to form, as it’s obvious some mothers use this as a social thing. And why not? I would.
The ads and trailers were really loud, but when the movie started, we could hardly hear it. And since it was a movie about talking(The Kings speech btw, awesome) we were worried we’d have to read lips. Then it got louder, and all was good.
There were crying babies all around us, including our own. And while this wasn’t a surprise, what was is that it didn’t bug me at all. People talking during a movie bugs me, but I think that’s because they make a conscious decision to be annoying. Babies just cry, it’s what they do. And it’s not like any of the parents just let them wail, they did try to keep them quiet, it just didn’t always work. And that’s fine.
Overall, I think Tara and I were just happy to get out to a movie and be able to enjoy it. We think the last one we saw was just after Liam was born.
Oh, and they never did collect our tickets, so maybe next time we’ll just wander in 😉