So for awhile now we've been promising the boys they could go see Cars 2 when it came out.. We would take them to this place called the movie theater and they would sit in their own special seats and they would watch a movie on the biggest TV screen they have ever seen.. We have a couple of pretty big TV's in our house, but I think this one would win..
For months now the entire extended family has been prepping them:
Fill in name of adult here: "What do you do at the movies?"
Boys: "We sit in our seats."
Adult: "And do we talk in the movie theater?"
Boys: "No we are quiet and we listen and watch."
What could go wrong? These are the Twins of Anarchy after all...
Answer? Surprisingly, not much.. We went to the movie theater for an 1130a showing. We got there in plenty of time to get some popcorn for them. I mean, come on.. How could they go to the movies for the first time and not have popcorn? That would be like going to a casino for the first time and not playing a hand of blackjack or betting your favorite number on the roulette wheel.
Then, we took our seats to experience the one thing that could derail this entire excursion, the previews.. People, this is a kids movie.. They have the attention span of, well a toddler! Do we have to have 10 previews before the movie starts?! And they were loud.. Maybe I'm just getting old, but it was even a little loud for me, I can't imagine how it was for them.. And to top it all off, they throw in a 5 minute vignette about Buzz and Woody which means the boys now want to watch Toy Story!
Thank God, finally the movie starts.. and they are mesmerized.. For almost 2 hours they sat there reacting to every bang, crash, etc there was until finally it was over..
Boys: "Mommy, Daddy can we see Ka-Chow Car again?"
Verdict: I think we have a winner. But, let's wait till it comes out on DVD