It's not often that I go to the movies. It's usually pretty expensive and I only want to watch action movies at a theater to take advantage of their awesome sound systems. On Saturday, Maddy says "Hey let's go to see Moana!" I had no clue what this was but agreed because she's been heavily YouTube researching this movie for about a month.
Off we went to the Paradiso for the 325 showing. Sadly, we arrived at 310 and we were told there were exactly 2 tickets left. Have you ever had to look a kid square in the eye and say hey we can't do this? That look of disappointment and sadness is enough to make you want to just die! I got that exact look. I had to do something!!! I pulled out the trusty iPhone and found a 4pm showing at the Majestic!!
I haven't been to the Malco Majestic since high school. It's gotten a bit of a bad rep since then, so I'm always a bit hesitant about it. Pulled up at 345 and the lot was empty. We were already winning. Two tickets cost us $11.50, which ain't so bad.
Then that terrible moment happened. The one thing I didn't plan for! As soon as we walked through the door!!
That sign is like a magnet for an 8 year old! Maddy wanted everything and the clerk at the register just smirked. She knew I was about to sign my life away!! They know exactly what they are doing! Why can't there be a side entrance?
We are $31 in the hole at this point. We could have went skating, bowling and had pizza for this, but hey quality time with the kid is priceless right? Honestly, is it priceless because I'm seeing nothing but moolah leave my pockets. I'm looking for some clarity on this people!
We finally made it in the theater after being in the lobby 20 mins and debating with an 8 year old about why she doesn't need sour Airheads and Starburst gummy snacks in the same setting.
Moana was an awesome movie by the way! I loved the characters and the storyline. There's the usual Disney singing, but it was a really good movie. Kudos for Disney pushing the diversity aspect.
I've learned a few things from this outing that I'd like to share with you. Whether you're a parent, aunt or uncle, god parent, or you borrowed a kid to show a woman that you like kids, these tips might help.
- The Majestic in the daytime is your best bet to avoid a crowd.
- Ball out at the dollar store beforehand. Get all your snacks!
- Don't fall for the kid tears. It's ok to tell them no.
- There's no shame in being an adult that loves Disney movies. I seriously cried when Mufasa died.
I really enjoyed our little Daddy Daughter Date time. It was amazing. Driving home and listening to her rave out the movie and going over our favorite scenes truly made it worthwhile. It cost me a total of $31, but I would have gladly paid double just to hang with the little lady. It truly was priceless.
Life is for Living,