Sunday, June 20, 2010

First movie

Caroline had her first two trips to the movie theater this week.

First, she went to see Charlotte's Web with her friends, Charlotte and Kimberly. It was part of a summer movie program at Studio Movie Grill and my friend, Ysabel, invited her to go.

Then, Kevin and I took her to see Toy Story 3 while we got a sitter for Charlotte. The main thing that will stand out in my mind about our first movie with her is that they were playing the wrong preview reel. I mean WRONG preview reel! The first preview that came on was for Twilight with vampires and wolves jumping on people. I was in such shock! I tried getting Caroline to look at me instead of the screen and then I just covered her eyes. I was so furious that I went and got a manager, who explained that it was a mistake. They eventually turned off the wrong previews, by which point, Caroline and I were waiting outside the doors. I was so relieved to see the Disney castle show up on the screen when the right previews started.

It was such a lesson about how much I, as a parent, need to be on my toes at all times. Even when I think I'm taking her into something that should be appropriate.

Caroline did end up enjoying the movie. There were a few parts that were scary. She also ate more than half of a large tub of popcorn.