Monday, November 3, 2008

The Torture of Going to the Movies

I am not a big movie buff. Its better in the theater than it is at home. At home there are WAY too many distractions, in the theater there is nothing to do (but occasionally check my Blackberry) but watch the movie. Unless I go with the kids that is. Today the girls and I went to see High School Musical 3 and I made three trips to the bathroom with Boobah and then the trip to the lobby to "discuss" movie theater behavior with her after she started a serious whine-a-thon about being hungry. I ended up on the phone with the boys at work during one of the bathroom breaks to try and straighten out something I'd watch unfold across e-mail all morning long. I did find myself noticing that Troy had put on some serious muscle since the last HSM movie, or I hadn't been forced to pay such rapt attention, either way I was a bit freaked out to have the thought go through my mind--he was born the year I graduated from HS. Talk about Mrs. Robinson!


joansy said...

Right there with you - we went on Saturday. My girls are not usually into movies, but they love HSM. The up side is that no moms die, unlike most Disney shows.

The movie was filmed at East High School in Salt Lake, which was a rival of my high school. I spent many afternoons there for volleyball and basketball games (no I didn't play - I kept the scorebooks and timeclock and hung out with the girls' teams - a perfect role for this 4'11" me). Anyway, it was nice to see the school and to check out other SLC scenery, but that was about the only draw for me.

I can't wait for the day that I actually enjoy a movie that my kids pick. Someday it will happen.

MamaMaven said...

As far as kid movies go it wasn't that bad but I am with you, I can't wait until I can enjoy a movie with them. That is really cool about having been in that school.