In the span of two days last week California received 10 trillion gallons of rain (give or take a few gallons). While LA didn't receive all of that, we did receive A LOT. There were two solid days of strictly indoor activities.
When I realized that park and the beach were totally not feasible I thought we'd try out something new.
I prepped Marcus for hours, telling him of a special surprise, a special date we were going on. Internally I was pumped, and terrified.
We were going to the movies. The only movie showing that I thought would be remotely appropriate for Marcus was Penguins of Madagascar.
Our date started strong.
During the previews things were going well. My little man sat quietly and munched on his goodies like a champ.
Then the movie began, and all seemed well in our world.
Then we hit the scary part, and it was all down hill from there. Marcus' little bottom lip began to quiver, and he quietly began to chant, "I'm ready to go home." I quickly exited, made a beeline for the bathroom, and thought maybe by the time we returned to our seats the scariness would be over. I couldn't have been more wrong.
There were only a handful of other moms with kids in the theatre, but I didn't want to totally ruin their experience with Marcus' terrified wails.
Frantically I packed up our items and high tailed it out of there.
We made it 45 minutes (15 of which were previews)…
We will try again when Marcus is older. Like, 5 years old. Maybe 8. Probably 12.
Seriously though, can someone please tell me when is a good age to take kids to the theatre (2.5 years is obviously not the age)? And where are the movies that aren't going to scare my kid senseless?