A while back, my manfriend and I decided to see a movie. After a long debate about what to see, Mr. Opposite backed down and let me win – I love winning.
We purchased our tickets at the service desk, ordered popcorn with dill pickle powder & some pops and headed into the theatre where we were going to enjoy the blockbuster hit: Sherlock Holmes 2. I know it doesn’t seem like there should have been any discussion around which movie to see because Rob + Jude = pure magic. However, Mr. Opposite has a hate on for Robert Downey Jr. which is why the debate lasted so long.
Once seated, we noticed a couple walk into the theatre with their toddler. Their toddler?
- Who brings a toddler to the movies?
- WHO brings a toddler to a movie that isn’t a cartoon with singalong songs? A movie that has guns, bombs and all kinds of violence?
What’s that all about? The stupid kid…OK, the kid wasn’t stupid. The stupid parents sat there as their poor child figited, fussed, cried and talked. Only after about 15-20 minutes of disruption did the dad take the child out of the theatre. The dad then brought the child back into the theatre 10 minutes later and after about 5 minutes of peace the child again started to act up. And you know what? I don’t blame the child. What toddler wants to be in a dark room where he can’t throw his food and scream if he wants? I blame the stupid parents for making such a poor judgement call.
The way I see it, the parents had two options in this situation:
- Get a babysitter
- Stay home
I appreciate that people want to go out when they have kids and I appreciate that it’s expensive to get a babysitter. But with all that said, if you want a night out but can’t find a sitter…don’t go see Sherlock Holmes, don’t go to a fancy restaurant and mostly, don’t go anywhere that adults are expecting to have a kid free night. Just don’t do it.