Monday, June 12, 2006

Day 2, Lesson Learned

This morning the kids and I went the movies. And this I vow. I will never take a child under 4 to a movie without the following:

Prozac - for me, myself and I - and a lot of it
Popcorn money - and a lot of it
A child sized set of theater seat restraints to keep the kid in place
A straight jacket in the smallest possible size for when the toddler decides to toddle around
A muzzle with a hole big enough for the toddler to drink through a straw and eat popcorn
At least two leashes - in case she chews through one of them
A set of ear protection for everyone else in the theater - for when the two year old gets bored and decides to sing her ABC's really, REALLY LOUD!
A wife, babysitter or perfect stranger - someone to pawn a kid or two off on an hour into the show

Besides all that, the movie was OK. The Talker loved it. I was a little too busy with the other child to pay much attention to the flick.

47 hours until The Boss Lady's plan is scheduled to touch down.

6 comments:

jd said...

Hang in there, AtHomeDaddy. You're halfway there! What movie did you see?

Darth Daddy said...

I'll bet you could fill that list at Walmart!!

And thanks for the advanced warnings - I'll just keep waiting for movies on dvd.

Shannon

Mike said...

Cars. The new Pixar/Disney creation. A cool flick, but a little talky for a kid's pic in the middle third.

But the races had The Talker screaming and cheering.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, babe. I'm laughing so hard I'm crying. I can just see the Princess in all her glory! And you thought seeing Herbie with just the 4 of us in the theater was as bad as it could ever get! I promise, I'll be home soon! CBH---AKA--BossLady

Anonymous said...

Have you thought of just bringing in the child seat and you wouldn't need the other things?
KRB

Mike said...

I had her #@)*$!^ booster seat with us. Drug the damn thing through the mall, but it didn't help and I jsut had to drag it back home when we were done.