Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Horton Hears A.....

...... a little girl who is whining that she is hungry for something other then what we brought, whining that she is tired, whining that she is sad, whining that she is scared, and whining that she is bored, amongst a million other things I am sure I have tried to block out of my mind.

Today kicked off the Krikorian Summer Kids Series. I was excited to see the movie, Horton Hears a Who, since I had not already seen it. When it originally came out in 2008 I had just had Aiden, was recooping from life saving surgery, dealing with a NICU baby that had just come home, going to endless appointments, and overall didn't even know that life outside the four walls of my house even existed. My friend Jen and her two kiddos graciously took Andrew and Alexis to see the movie so they could get out of the house. I was thankful they had this time, but bummed at the same time because I had really wanted to see it as well.

So, when I saw the summer list I marked the date on my calendar and looked forward to today. Darcy emailed me last night to see if we were planning on going because her and Rachel had planned to go at 10:00. The plan was set to meet at the theater and the enjoy the movie together. It was great to see Darcy and Rachel again since we hadn't seen them since Aiden's 1st birthday party. The girls laughed and giggled together as we waited in line (it is amazing how many people show up for a $1 movie, even when we were 30 mins early), and they even managed to mother Aiden as much as he would allow them to before the movie started.
I really did enjoy the movie even with the whining girl in my ear and the wiggling boy in my lap. This will not be the last $1 summer movie we will attend. We have a few others marked on the calendar and hopefully we can meet up with Darcy and Rachel again. The more the merrier.
Lessons learned:
  1. Show up at least 30 mins early for $1 movies and expect a wait, but for heaven's sake, do not stoop so low as to camp out overnight for the release of a movie. Come on people, do you not have anything better to do?
  2. No matter what treats you pack they will want something different. Stick to your guns even though the popcorn is calling you by name.
  3. If you think you have it bad with three kids, imagine raising 96 girls and one boy like Mr. and Mrs. Mayor Who!!
  4. And lastly, everyone is somebody, no matter how big or small!!!


  1. Cute post, Joy! This movie is one of our household favorites.

    How cool that you and Darcy can get together, like Heather and me!

  2. Glad we were able to go together! We'll have to take a look at the other list and see what else sounds good enough to see! :)

  3. I'm looking at Aiden's pic on your side bar and just realized that Drew has that shirt!

    Anway, so Aiden did good at the movies? I have't taken Drew to the theater yet, but was wondering how he would do. Aiden gives me hope that Drew might be able to handle it - ha!