Because Dominic is on his Spring Break this week, and I'm on my "leave", I wanted to do some things together before Devin arrived. One of which was to go to the movies, something we rarely do. How can people afford this type entertainment? It was certainly a special treat. Obviously, we had to see something most recent and more importantly, decent for a 5-year old. I feared Dominic not being able to withstand the longevity of sitting in a theater...heck, the kid can sit through movies at home without a peep! Our last movie experience was Cars, and once the popcorn ran out, he had had enough. It was a happier experience this time.
Silly me, I attempted to get to the theater early to pre-purchase the tickets, not knowing what crowds were like. (I don't get to experience what goes on in the world while I work.) Wouldn't you know, not a single vehicle in the lot, doors closed and not a soul around? Okay, so I was a couple hours early. We headed over to the outlet stores to purchase a "going home" outfit for Devin. Although I received so many cute onesies, I wasn't sure we had just the RIGHT one that I could see him in pictures with. Wierd, I know. We hit GAP Kids, Gymboree and Carter's (...ran into Dominic's Kindergarten teacher there!) Can't go wrong in Carter's. $44 later, I think we may have something for him to wear. We didn't attempt to go to any other stores. After lunch at McDonald's (to which Dominic tells the cashier that he didn't want the toy that came in the Happy Meal) we were finally able to purchase our tickets and enter the theater. Upon standing in a line of ZERO for popcorn and soda, Dominic's buddy Jordan from school gleefully discovered his presence. He was also there with his mom. Where are all the people? $8.75 later, we joined a mere TWO other people waiting for the movie to start. Luckily, Jordan and his mom showed up (sat next to Dominic) and made the grand total for attendance to a whopping SIX!!! Half the bag of popcorn later, the movie (not the previews) finally began. Phew!
Honestly, of all the Dr. Seuss books that were read to me as a child, and of the ones we currently have on our bookshelf, I can say I don't recall this story. The animation was fabulous and Jim Carrey always portrays his characters "right on". I loved hearing Carol Burnett as the voice of the Kangaroo. Perfect! Dominic and his buddy were giddy the entire time. (I think I've had enough of the "what the heck?" and "that's awesome!" phrases -- seriously, I'm sure I must have whacked Dominic a few times for I was DONE hearing it.) I really don't know how long the movie was, but I caught myself dozing off a couple times...not because of boredom I'm sure. I forced myself to watch the entire movie. It really was cute.
With Devin's arrival nearing soon, I'm sure we won't be seeing any movies in the theater for quite some time. Hopefully Dominic got his "fix" in for now. I think I might be up late tonight with "popcorn heartburn". Joy!
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