This was supposed to be a review of the movie, Kung Fu Panda. We decided on Monday to take Charlie and Luke to the movie last night for the family fun night deal at the local movie theater. Right before we went into the theater, I said to Erik, "I hope we're not complete idiots for trying to take both boys." We laughed, oh ha ha ha. Of course this would be a great idea. Luke loves movies. He would watch Toy Story all day long if we would let him.
We are complete idiots.
Luke lasted for maybe two minutes. Five minutes into the movie, Erik and I are both standing in the back of the theater. I am walking back and forth to calm Charlie, Luke is kicking and screaming to go home. I took Luke outside and he entertained himself with the candy machines for over 20 minutes. By that point I had missed so much of the movie that I decided to just leave Charlie with Erik and take Luke to the park where we both had way more fun. The weather was great and I started thinking that maybe we should have just gone to the park in the first place. Besides, why punish Luke for his behavior? He's two. A two year old shouldn't be expected to sit still in a movie theater for 90 minutes. We really are idiots.
So there you have it, yet another family fantasy crushed.
The worst part of the whole evening was not that I paid for a movie I didn't get to see, but that the movie made Erik want Chinese Food for dinner. I picked it up from this restaurant in town that we've never been to before. This is for all those Google searches out there: Do not go to the Great Wall of China Chinese Restaurant in Tehachapi. Gross. It was the kind of food that made me want to eat a slice of bread and drink a glass of grape juice to get the taste out of my mouth.
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