Two weekends ago on a Saturday morning my kids came and jumped on me in my bed and asked what we were going to do for the day. I was still trying to decide because my parents had just called and invited us to go to the lake with them, so I thought I would let the boys decide. I say, “So, Option #1 is to do our date day (where I take Luke to do something and Todd takes Payt to do something), or Option #2 is to go on the boat with Nana & Gramps at the lake.” They chose the boat, so that’s what we did and we had a great time.
This past Saturday, Luke comes running into our room and announced that he wanted to do “Option #1.” Not really recalling the conversation from a week previous because of my sleep haze, it took a few minutes to realize what he wanted to do, but it sounded good, so that was the plan. Luke and I were coming up with ideas of what to do with our special day, but Payt was not happy. If you didn’t already know, Payt is a momma’s boy. He wanted to do something with me, not daddy. Well, Luke and I were already set for a date, but in order to appease Payt I said he and daddy could meet us at the dollar theatre and we would all watch a movie together after we did our “dates.”
Luke and I went to the mall because he wanted to look at Halloween costumes in Halloween Express. We killed a lot of time and an Icee at the mall, then headed to the movies. We met Payt and Todd there and settled in to watch “Ice Age, Dawn of the Dinosaurs” (again) with our popcorn and drinks. It was all good until I realized we were in a theatre with a crazy family. It all began when an older lady behind me tells her grandson to steal my purse because she likes it. Then the boy (who is probably 13) comes up to me and announces what his grandma said (as if I couldn’t hear her). Then, the youngest grandchild with them, who must have only been about 2, proceeds to run around the entire movie theatre. Then the movie starts and the lights go down. Child is still roaming the aisles of the theatre. Not only is it distracting watching this little person moving all around, he keeps stopping to talk to people (DURING THE MOVIE) and asking for their food and drinks. His grandma and grandpa don’t feel the need to stop him, either. This went on for the ENTIRE movie. So, grandparents and parents everywhere… I beg of you… PLEASE do not let your young children roam the theatre. You make all the sane people around you worry about the safety of your child, while at the same time annoying the crud out of them. It’s rude. If they can’t sit still, newsflash: you can rent a movie at home.
Wow, soapbox over. At any rate, I had a great time with Luke and am looking forward to the next “Option 1” day when I get to have a date with Payt.
*Sorry for rambling. I’m tired.