Monday, April 5, 2010

Dragons and Old Maids!

Easter is over and spring break has come and gone.It now feels a little uneventful around here. All the preparation and the looking foward to fun activities has come to an end... Well,at least until the next holiday or adventure occurs:)

With our two youngest daughters home over spring break, we took two of the grandchildren to see the movie, "How To Train Your Dragon." It definitely is a fun, action filled movie to see with wonderful graphics and incredible looking dragons and Vikings! Whereas the visual was great, the company I was with was even better! We shared many laughs, most of them at my expense I must admit.

Everytime the movie had a loud surprising outburst on screen, I jumped and of course that made the grandkids jump too.
"Grandma, don't scare me like that!" (Nice to know that I scare them more than the dragons!)

At on point I am eating my popcorn and comment to my daughter,
"There sure are alot of old maids in here."
She responds by looking around the theatre...
"Not THAT kind of old maid!" I tell her bursting with laughter and nearly spitting out my popcorn in the process!
My 7 year old granddaughter looks at me with this puzzled expression and asks,
"You mean the card game?" which then adds more humor to the already funny situation.
Finally my youngest daughter says,
"I know what she means. It's the unpopped seeds in the popcorn!" Hooray! Someone understands my language:)

We no sooner get through that conversation when we hear this noise that sounds like a load of hard pebbles being thrown on the floor. At first I think it is the sound effects of the movie until my daughter starts to laugh. Next to her is a father asking his young son in a distraught voice, "How many Skittles have fallen on the floor?"
The son replies, "I have three left..." (Can't you just feel the pain? You almost want to do the 5 second rule...but uggh, I don't think even the 1/2 second rule applys in a theatre:(

Well, I could go on and on, but needless to say, it was a great day filled with much teasing and laughter. These are the times that build fun memories and I wouldn't trade it for anything, not even great popcorn!


Jami Balmet said...

Aaw it sounds like you had a great time bonding with your family!! I want to go see that looks really cute!!!

You have a very engaging writing style by the way....can't wait to read more :D

Missie said...

Sounds like it was a good time in the theatre. LOL

Kinsey said...

Hahaha, I love the Skittle dropping kid. He's my favorite :)