Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ignorance and The Fool

So, tonight Sean and I were going to go see Hancock. My mother called about 4 to tell me she couldn't watch Lylli tonight. I thought, 'No big, we'll just take her with us.' I even told her all about the movie and got her excited and by 'excited' I mean I had to answer the "We're going to a superhero movie?" question a thousand times on the way to Springfield.
Since Sean and I had to drive seperate vehicles I told him to go get the tickets and Lylli and I would meet him at the restaraunt. When he finally got there he told me that there was a sign at the theater that said "Children under 7 will not be admitted to PG-13 (and above) movies after 5pm". WTH??
Shouldn't it be my right to not take my child to a PG-13 movie? And, when most adults work until 5, when else are they supposed to take their child to the movies? AND if you won't allow my child into the PG-13 movie why don't you show at least one child's movie after 4 pm??

So, we ate and headed on over to Toys R' Us to use Lylli's birthday card from Geoffrey the Giraffe. That trip would have been more exciting if they hadn't stuck the Star Wars stuff right at the entrance. Once Sean caught sight of it we were stuck there for a while. By the time we got to the Princess and Barbie aisle the store was closing :(. But, Lylli got a cute birthday balloon and crown and used her $3 off coupon for a Barbie purse and necklace set (Sean's idea).
In the car, as we were leaving, Lylli said it was the 'best birthday ever'. Gah, she is just so cute!

BTW, Lylli, my little Princess, will be 4 on the 13th. I can not believe that she is that old already. She amazes me every day. She is addicted to poop/fart jokes and loves to smack people's butts. Its like her greeting.
And now, for the second part of the title: I found this quote tonight and fell in love with it. Its my new mantra, lol.

“I must learn to love the fool in me - the one who feels too much, talks to much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laught and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool.”
- From
Love me, love my fool: Thoughts from a psychoanalyst’s notebook by Theodore Isaac Rubin


Anonymous said...

Love the quote.

Burgh Baby said...

That is a very kick-butt kind of quote.

Ronnica said...

From the other side of the issue (not having any kids), I wish my movie theater had that policy since the last two movies I went to (both PG-13) were at night and had a lot of wiggly and loud kids in them. For whatever reason, people here don't feel the need to take their kid out if they start kicking someone's chair or talking loudly or crying. I pay good money not only to see the movie, but for the experience and things like that ruin it. Not saying that your kid would have behaved poorly, but apparently enough kids are doing it that the theater feels like they will lose more business by not inacting the policy than by doing so. It's ultimately their decision.

Kendra said...

You know, I never thought about it that way. I was so hacked off I didn't really stop and think. I've been there - that person who is annoyed by the crying baby behind you that the parents refuse to take out, lol.
I would just like to think that the theater would take care of that situation and people with kids who don't disrupt the movie (or parents that are willing to take their kid out of the theatre) would be able to have their night out. Its not always easy to find babysitters, lol.
BUT I guess this is a good way to just take care of the problem before it starts.
I still stick to my thought that they need to offer at least one child's movie at night (when there is a kid movie available) if they keep the rule in place.

BTW - I appreciate your side of things :). I like when people challenge me - especially when it causes me to back up and really LOOK at a situation. Thanks :)