30 Mar 2012

A first

A couple of days ago Rosie and I were in the car on our way to pick Lily up from school and she said, "Mummy, can we go to the movies and see the Cat In The Hat?" ( she meant the Lorax)I was shocked, really really shocked. We don't go to the movies. I know that sounds really awful but I really don't like it. I don't sit still very well and when you go to the movies you have to sit in one place for the entire time. I would much prefer to watch it at home and be able to pause it and get up and do something and then go back and watch a bit more later. Going to the movies NEVER enters my head. Going for a run with the kids or a bike ride or dashing about a park, yes all the time but sitting in a movie theatre, no. In the nearly 9 years that Lily has been home we have gone to the movies 3 times. Don't feel sorry for them they go with friends all the time.

So when this little voice asked to go the movies I was shocked. I was also shocked because this little person has never asked to go anywhere, ever. She has asked to play with friends or asked to go in the pool but to ask to be taken to a specific venue? I knew immediately that we would have to go. Today was a Teacher work Day so the kids had no school so it was perfect.

Now I had 2 problems, one being it was a movie at the movies and the other it was Dr. Seuss. I think I just might be the only person on the planet who cannot stand Dr. Seuss books. Really I can't. All that crazy rhyming mumbo jumbo and those nutty batty characters make my brain itch. I do think the man was brilliant, a genius in fact but his books I would like to SLAM Sam I am, and that freaking Cat in the Hat, for gods sake buy the darned cat a hat that fits! Of course as luck would have it Lily loved/s all those books and can Moo just as well as Mr. Brown. What a stupid book.

I digress. This afternoon we printed out our tickets and headed off to the movies. We walked into theatre number 6 and found that only 2 other families were there and plonked ourselves into our seats. I prepared myself for the torture to begin. It began. Within seconds Lily turned to me and said she thought she might go insane with all the crazy rhyming and Rosie asked me where the Cat In The Hat was. I knew it was going to be a long 1 hour and 26 minutes. ( oh, that's another thing I can't watch any movie unless I know how long it is before hand, even at home. I mean I really can't, I get quite frantic if I don't know.)

The rhyming stopped, the movie got going and it was brilliant, Rosie stopped looking for the bloody cat, Lily was hysterical, Rosie was giggling herself silly and before I knew it the credits were rolling and one of the best movies kids I have watched in a long time was over. It was really really great. There were some obvious signs of DR Seuss in it but not his maniacal signature everywhere and the story was actually interesting and worthwhile.

And you won't believe this part, when we were waiting for the movie to begin we saw trailers for 3 other movies that we absolutely have to see and I am not sure that I have to wait for them to come out on Blue Ray, I might even take the kids to the movies to see them.

Woo hoo, I'm a changed woman. (but I still can't stand Dr. Seuss books. )


Luciana said...

I loved this post!

val said...

Then I guess we must disagree....I just love Dr Seuss. However sitting still...I'm with you!

Briana's Mom said...

LOL! You are a changed woman! I am taking Bri to see it tomorrow. I can't wait!

One Happy Mama said...

We loved the Lorax - especially was tickled how he came and went - holding his stubby tail! While I do *like* Dr. Suess books - I can certainly understand your stance. And the kids seem to really enjoy them too. We love going to the movie - the big screen and surround sound gets me every time. I hope you had the overpriced popcorn too, because it's the bomb, really! We do sneak in our own candy and drinks though (did I just post that?). Was Mirror, Mirror one of the movies you want to see? Nancy

franymag said...

I love Dr. Seuss! Go Dog Go is my favorite. Glad y'all enjoyed the movie!


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