I meant to write this a while ago but just couldn’t find the time. Anyway . . .
A while ago my sister and I went to see Made of Honor. I was so excited because I haven’t seen a grown-up movie in a theater in such a long time! Little did I know that going to the movies isn’t as easy as it used to be.
First, I went online to find out what time the movie started only to find out when we got there that the online listing was wrong. For us, it wasn’t too bad, just 50 minutes off. However, there was another family there who thought their movie started at 10:45am only to find it starts at 12:00noon. They were so mad!
When we finally got into the theater, they played about 20 minutes of commercials followed by another 20 minutes of upcoming attractions. When did they start to do this? I was tired before the movie even began!
Then FINALLY, the opening credits appeared. Of course, at that exact moment my cell phones starts to vibrate. When I looked at the caller ID, I wanted to scream. It was Girlie Girl’s school. Are you kidding me? I walked outside the theater and answered the phone. Apparently, Girlie Girl and a friend of hers were in the Health Room complaining of a sore stomach. There was no fever, no throwing up, and it seemed a little fishy that both girls were there with the same symptoms. I thought for a moment and told the nurse to let her rest for a little while then send her back to class. If she was still feeling ill, she could call me and I would come and get her.
Walking back to the theater, I felt like a terrible Mom. I know that if I were at home, I probably would have gone to pick her up. I tried to convince myself that the decision was made so I should just try and enjoy the movie. But somewhere in the back of my mind I felt guilty. However, I would have also felt bad for making my sister leave with me since she picked me up even though I knew she wouldn’t mind.
Anyway, in the end everything turned out fine. I went to pick her up as soon as the movie was over and she was feeling fine. The movie was pretty good but not something I would pay to see again. It was like My Best Friend’s Wedding but with Patrick Dempsey instead of Julia Roberts. Still, very enjoyable.
So, would you have left the theater to pick up your child? You would, huh? It’s okay, you can tell me.
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Spotlight Comment from Desert Songbird of The Ice Box: Yup, go with your instinct. That doesn’t mean we don’t feel guilt when we make decisions like this, but I think as mothers, we have pretty good instincts when it comes to stuff like this.
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Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.