March 31, 2008

Horton Hears a Who(LE lot of Money)

Saturday afternoon (after yet another morning spent at a Chuck E. Cheese birthday party) hubby and I took the girls to see Horton Hears a Who. It was only the second movie they've seen in the theatre (the first was Shrek the Third) and I tought they would enjoy it since they're a bit older now. So we piled into the car and arrived at the movie theatre, their eyes wide with wonder and anticipation. It was such a blast watching them get excited about every little thing: their Kids' Snack Pack; the theatre seats, the big screen, loud sounds, and Chatterbox asking me every 5 minutes when "the man was going to turn the DVD on/off."

The movie was cute, I appreciate the kid movies that throw a few jokes in there for mom and dad too, and the kids enjoyed it...for about 45 minutes. At that point, they were ready to go home and asked us as much multiple times. But really, I didn't expect them to be able to sit still for more than that anyway. After a bathroom break, one crying outburst, and some sweet-talking, I felt much better (heh heh) and we managed to stay through until the end.

It wasn't until we got home that hubby mentioned just how much our afternoon adventure cost. Just about $50! Between tickets and refreshments we'd pretty much blown our weekend entertainment budget. Remember when the movies used to be an inexpensive place to go?

Until we're certain the girls can sit through and enjoy an entire movie, it's all about DVDs and OnDemand. After all, as cute as the Mayor of Whoville was, Mommy would much rather a tasty meal at a restaurant than a box of Raisinets and an ICEE.

1 comment:

Nerd Girl said...

LOL! I tried to take my 3 year old to see that - she was not having it! Too loud, too dark, the elephant was knocking over trees - and the list goes on. I was so grateful that they refunded our money - and was glad we hadn't sprung for snacks :) Back to The Backyardigans in the cozy comfort of our living room it is.

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