Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Blue Cotton Ball

Kent and I took Jaxon to his first movie Saturday... How To Train Your Dragon (in 3D)! It was a really cute movie and I would recommend it to anyone! It was a first for me too, I'd never seen a movie in 3D... it was amazing! Walking into the "beeater" (as Jaxon calls it), I'm not sure Jaxon knew what to expect. We paid for our outrageously expensive tickets, a huge bag of blue cotton candy for Jaxon, Kent's Goobers and a large Pepsi that Kent was convinced we needed since we were all going to share. (Over half of that large Pepsi was still sitting on the bar in our kitchen the next morning... guess we would have been fine w/ the medium, huh Dear?!)

The clerk handed us our 3D glasses (which by the way were pretty nice, they were actually like a pair of sunglasses instead of paper), and we headed into the "beeater". I don't know about you and your child, but Jaxon can spot a claw game or one of those coin operated ride-on toys immediately anywhere we go! And of course why would this place be any different?! We managed to get him steered back towards the movie but by the time we had stopped to use the bathroom, the "beeater" was already dark when we walked in!

I sort of had it in my head that maybe since it was his first time we should be sat down before the lights go off and the loud music starts... luckily we got him seated w/ no meltdowns, or trips down the stairs. So now it was time to get our glasses out and ready. This child loves sunglasses! He wears a pair of 3D Crayola Chalk glasses around the house and outside all of the time, (how he sees, I'm not too sure)! He got a pair of sunglasses from the Easter Bunny that are too small and insists on wearing them even though they squish his melon! But do you think we could get him to put his glasses on?!

After we'd missed all the credits in 3D (due to us trying to convince our child to put on the glasses), and the 1st 5 minutes of the movie, we finally convinced him to just try it... and he did! So the movie has started and we are all enjoying ourselves. Jaxon has asked for us to open the "cotton ball" (as he calls it), so we do. The movie is almost 2 hours long and in that window of time I can't even tell you how many times we had to clean off this child's 3-D glasses! Every time we turned around he was smearing "cotton ball" stickiness all over the lenses!

So we made it to the end and as we headed out into the light we could see why we were busy cleaning lenses every other minute... Jaxon's face was covered in blue "cotton ball"! His clothes were covered, there were spot of still fluffy "cotton ball" stuck to his shirt! Needless to say I was much relieved to find a package of flushable wipes in our car!

And while we won't be rushing back anytime soon to the "beeater", it was a memorable experience for us all! And who knows, maybe by the time Toy Story 3 comes out, we'll be ready to try it again... minus the blue "cotton ball"!

1 comment:

Ann said...

Oh, how funny!! We haven't taken Dylan yet either...oh wait, my husband hasn't taken me since 1999!!!! But, I told Shane we are taking Dylan when Toy Story 3 comes out!!! Glad you guys had fun and we will stay away from the Blue Cotton Balls!!!:-)