Monday, July 25, 2016

Finding Dory: A viewing guide for parents of toddlers

My sweet pea is 2 years 2 months now.   What a blast (and a handful) my little whirling dervish is.

My love of movies dates all the way back to my first movie in the theater - ET in 1982.  The theater experience is so important, and let's face it, the key to success in life if knowing your movie quotes.

Perhaps selfishly (because I want a matinee movie partner), we decided to take TNT to Finding Dory on a Sunday at 11:30 am.  I was prepared.

Armed with:
Snacks, snacks and more snacks
Movie popcorn
Garbage bags
Hand sanitizer

What else do we need?

I should mention that I have a VERY talkative and inquisitive baby.   She was really enthralled with the movie and was moderately quiet for the first 15 minutes (because, well, buttered popcorn).

Then she wanted to sit on my lap, sit on daddy's lap, stand in the aisle, dance in the aisle.  And finally I bribed her with more snacks to sit in my lap.  This lasted maybe another 20 minutes and then she got antsy again.

We got up and went to the bathroom and ran around for a few minutes.  Back in the theater, I was hoping she would sit down quietly, like so.


I thought that maybe since she loves watching CARS and FROZEN at home over and over again, she would behave in the theater.  Well, as aforementioned, she is curious so naturally, she kept asking me:
Where's Dory?
Where's Marlin?
Where's Nemo?
What's that?
Who's that?
What happened to Dory?
Is Dory sad?

Needless to say, we didn't get to find out what happened to Dory (a real cliffhanger).


Michelle Powell said...

I feel you! Spence wouldn't sit either! Btw garbage bags??

Iris Took said...

HAHA MERP - in case of a possible throw up or blow out. Thank God I didn't need it.

31derful said...

At least it wasn't as traumatic for TNT as ET was for you! Poor little Eener...