A few weeks ago, McDonald's started giving Megamind toys with their happy meals. After explaining to Zeke that the toys were from a movie, and then seeing commercials for the movie on TV, Zeke decided that he wanted to go to the movies to see Megamind. So, we figured we'd go one weekend, but then Josh's big exercise happened, and so going to the movies got pushed back to this weekend. We had originally planned on trying to leave Finn with a friend, then all four of us going, but when Saturday rolled around, Josh didn't really feel like going anymore.
Now, I could have taken both boys at the same time to see the same movie, but I was concerned about a few things, which led to me seeing one movie with one boy, then later on, another movie with the other boy. First concern was seating. When I took Zeke to see Toy Story 3, he wasn't quite big enough to stop the seats from closing on him, forcing him to sit on my lap through the entire movie (not that I minded, of course). While he is a few inches taller now, he's really not much heavier, and I was concerned that if he couldn't sit on his own, then Deacon surely wouldn't be able to sit on his own, and I'd have to figure out how to sit with both boys on my lap plus our refreshments, since Josh decided to stay home with Finn.
My second concern was that, with this being Deacon's first time seeing a movie on the big screen, I wasn't sure how he'd do. He doesn't usually sit through an entire movie at home yet (unless it's Wall-E), so I didn't know if he'd sit through one someplace else. Deacon has also become a little more sensitive to scary things (he covers his eyes with his hands now - it's so cute), and I wasn't sure if the movie would scare him. So, if he got scared and/or wouldn't sit still through the movie, and I had to bring him home (or take him out so he could run around a bit), it wouldn't affect Zeke any. You see, Zeke is very much like his mom when it comes to movies, and he hates to miss parts of them, so having to pull him out of a movie he was enjoying because Deacon wasn't having as good of a time, didn't seem like an ideal situation to me.
So, after much deliberation, we finally decided that since Deacon usually plays the first half of his nap and sleeps the second half, and Zeke sleeps the first half of his nap but wakes up and sings through the second half, I would take Deacon first then switch him out for Zeke. Since we went to the theater in town, and it's only a 5 minute drive, it all worked out pretty well. Except for the tummy troubles I experienced when I got home. Oh, and there's also the fact that I really wanted to see Tangled.
While I have you, I thought I'd let you know Finn's second tooth broke through this morning. If you look closely, you can see his first tooth, in all it's glory, in the picture I chose to accompany this post. Oh, and I am feeling better today. Thank you for asking.