Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Things we aren't ready for.

Last night we took Cooper to his first movie, Cars 2, at the Ocean Shores Cinemas. I figured, at 2 1/2 years old, he would be able to sit through a movie, given enough popcorn and lemonade to keep him distracted. I also figured that since he will sit through an entire movie at home, he could do so with a giant screen in front of him, maybe hypnotize him a little....Oh boy was I wrong.

We get seated and he is fine for the first 10 seconds. The lights dim and the movie starts. "It's dark in heya" At the top of his lungs. Awesome, I've got THAT kid. Instead of previews, they had a mini movie, Toy Story. Perfect. He loves that damn movie, so much that he and I can recite the words to you without it playing. Nope, he screams "Buzzzzz, Woodyyyyy" Quiet kid, eat your popcorn. The actual movie starts "Caaaaas, mama, Caaaas" Yes, Cooper, Cars, be quiet and eat your popcorn. 25ish minutes into the movie "Mama, I go potty" Fabulous. I picked the perfect day to start potty training. Granted, he had a diaper during the movie and could have just went, but no, that would be too easy. So, off to the bathroom we go. Pants off, potty protector down, ready GO. Um, nope. "Mama, I silly, I done" Wow, you little liar, what was the point of that. Back to the theater, I try and hold his hand to walk in and he shouts "I do it selffff" and jerks away from me. Who is this kid's mother?? I sure as hell didn't teach him that.

We sit back down to watch the movie "Caaaas fasssst mama" Yes Cooper, they're fast, sssshh. Then he just wants to run up and down our row, because he can't decide which seat is the most fun. I go buy him candy, because sugar calms every kid down, right? He wants to sit on the floor and eat it. The floor of a movie theater, obviously the cleanest choice. Ugh. So after about an hour and a half of this, and my constant apologies to the family in front of us, we decide, enough is enough and we're done. Time to go home.

There was a GIANT display for the Smurf's movie in the lobby. This kid loves The Smurfs. He is MY child after all. So I try and get a picture with the over sized cardboard poster, and he almost knocks it over, trying to lean up against it like a wall. Ok, picture time over. Lets.Go.Home. Needless to say, we won't be attempting another movie for a while.

So, if you were the family or group of teens (yes, group of teens at the Cars 2 movie) sitting in front or behind us, I'm sorry you had to endure Cooper's first movie experience. But, that's what you get for going to see a kiddie movie.  :)

notice Mr. Gill trying to stop the poster from falling over.


  1. This is hilarious! I LOVE the picture of Colin trying to keep the poster from falling over...whew, I've got tears running from my eyes!

  2. Love this! I was thinking of making Cars 2 Aaron's first movie . . . and now I'm rethinking! LOL

  3. Hahahaha!!!! That sounds EXACTLY like my one more kid! AND my girl freaked out over the Harry Potter cardboard poster! She LOVES Harry! Kylee

  4. Adrianne, if he will sit through Cars 1, then do it, Cooper isn't a HUGE cars fan though. He did love the Toy Story mini movie at the beginning though.

  5. I wish I had been there! Ella sat through Despicable Me last year and we want to take her to another one but the only one she probably would have liked is Tangled and well that was so last year! LOL. I <3 Cooper :0)