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.


jen 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.


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?

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.