Bobby and I love the movies. We love being in the theater and being entertained by a good movie. There are certain ones we go to with lowered expectations and come away pleasantly surprised.
In California we would drive over to the movie theater to see what was playing, figure out what time we wanted to go, get dinner at Outback and walk back over to the theater. We have been to premieres in Hollywood and even stood in line for hours for Star Wars Episode 2 when I was pregnant with Munchkin.
Then we had kids and discovered that we couldn't go out to the movies anymore. We tried a few times when the kids were little tiny but that usually resulted in one of us hanging out in the lobby. Not really fun for a date.
BUT, now that our kids are a little bit older we are finding the joy in going to see kids movies. I love taking them to the free movies in the summer because,well, they are free and it doesn't matter as much if they are a little noisy. That time is geared for kids.
Munchkin is now a seasoned movie goer and loves to be at the movies as much as her daddy and I do. She sits still, she eats her popcorn and drinks her drink, and maybe has to go out to go potty once.
Little Man is still not a pro.
A few weeks ago we went to see Enchanted. We didn't pay for him because he was asleep on my shoulder when we went in and he slept through the entire movie. We should have taken a lesson from that day because even though he was awake today when we went to see Alvin and the Chipmunks , by the time the previews and first 5 minutes of the movie passed he was asleep on my lap.
Munchkin loved Alvin and the Chipmunks. But, didn't we all love Alvin and Chipmunks when we were little? If you go see the movie check out Dave's address.
We love the movies and just wish we could do it more often.