"So Frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time."
***President Thomas S. Monson (Ensign May 1994)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Yesterday the kids and I went to see the movie Wall-E. The medical clinic here that deals with the military gave out free tickets and $5 gift cards for refreshments. So, we got 5 free tickets and $25 worth of gift cards. (If Chad had been here, we would have gotten 6 tickets and $30) The movie was suppose to start at 3PM. So we arrived at about 2:20PM, knowing that we would have to register first and then buy popcorn. We wanted to try and avoid the lines. We didn't have to wait in line too long to register, but, they told us that the movie wouldn't be starting until 3:30PM. We had about an hour to kill............We decided that we would still get our popcorn and soda and that would help entertain the kids until the movie started and since we got free refills on both, we could/would still have some during the movie, too. At about 3:10 I took Noah and McKaylie to the bathroom and Vance got a refill on the popcorn. (That big tub didn't last very long with 5 bored people eating out of it) I knew that we'd have to make a couple of trips to the bathroom, so I was trying to get one out of the way before the movie started. It started shortly after we got back.

I don't think that trip helped much, though. About 30 minutes into the movie, Noah had to use the bathroom again. I asked McKaylie if she needed to, but she said no. We were back about 10 minutes when McKaylie said she had to go......like that 10 minutes really made a difference, right! Myshel took McKaylie...........Vance took Noah again..............I took Noah again................Myshel took McKaylie again............and they both went when the movie was over! Seriously, next time, we do without the soda!!!!!

The movie was cute, but I'm glad that I didn't pay for everyone to go, especially since none of us actually saw it from start to finish! It was actaully longer than I thought it would be. The kids liked it, too, even Myshel and Vance.


Maine Mom said...

Free movie and free refreshments...how great is that?!...especially with all those trips to the bathroom. :-) We want to see Wall-E, but I'm waiting for it to arrive at the cheap theater, so we can go on $1 night. Then we can afford the refreshments!

Mom2My6Kids said...

That was a hard movie to follow without all the distractions. With that many trips out, you never stood a chance. It was a cute movie but I'm definately used to movies that I don't have to pay so much attention through to get. We saw it a the drive-in and the only one who stayed with it was my 12 year old. You can't beat a free family bonding moment though.

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