Sunday, May 25, 2008

Kids

Today I went to the movies with Joe and Chloé to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 'cause everyone else went to see it whilst we were at the Dresden Dolls Show on Wednesday. Totally worth missing it! Well, even if it had been Amélie, seeing The Dresden Dolls live would have been totally worth it. (This is the thinking that had me going to more concerts than movies back in '98... )

I digress...

Some asshat decided that they would bring their 8 month old along. Oh ... a 2 or 3 year old, who was not as loud, but still liked to make himself known by toddling up and down the aisles. Who does this!? I'm sorry, but if you can't get a sitter, don't go to a fucking movie and ruin it for everyone else! I would have been fine with it if the kids slept through it, whatever. However, to have the kids disrupt the movie... and not even take them outside, instead letting them ruin everyone ELSE'S experience... is plain rude and should be banned! There should seriously be a law not allowing them into movies. Come ON! Most of the middle part of the movie was ruined by the baby screaming. Take the freakin' child OUT SIDE!!! What?! Like you can enjoy the movie while your kid screams?! No sitter? Well, I suggest that you take yourself out of theaters and just own up to the fact that it's DVD city for you. Hell, invest in a home theater if you're paying that much for a movie anyway. None of my friends with kids would EVER do this.

UGH!

Why is it always lower class families that do this? I'm not trying to be class-ist or anything, but it's true! I don't see this going on at the nice theaters in LA, but go to Long Beach, or anywhere else where you might get lower income families, and you'll see this A LOT! I'm not even middle class! Lower middle class MAYBE... but I work at a temp job and the boyo is on unemployment and I can't afford to spend money on movie tickets (but do as a treat from time to time anyway) and have my experience ruined by these stupid asshats! I just... don't get it! It seems like common decency.

This brings to mind a discussion the boyo and I had on Thursday whilst at dinner with Dora.
Ha ha ha! Not the asshattery that goes on by the stupids with the kids (yes, there's also the fact that someone this rude is breeding that I have a problem with), but the theme of kids in general.
... and that of having them.

As some of you may know, the boy and I are of the "not going to have kids" category. There are all sorts of reasons for this, not the least being the fact that, yes, we are selfish and yes, we do like our "me" time. In fact, I was particularly peeved that having the boyo here this week REALLY cut into my writing and gym time. I joke! I joke! I loved having him here... I'm still walking funny.

So during a break in conversation at dinner, and as we waited for Dora to return from the loo, Da5id asked me how I felt about his getting snipped. The funny thing is, I admitted, that I had been thinking about the same thing after staring at the birth control pills that I've been taking for the past 16 years. I mean... if we're not going to have them, why not? So Da5id said he'd figured he'd get it done now that we have off time, rather than later and was wondering what my thoughts were on the idea. I told him that I had no problem with it and had wondered why we hadn't discussed this before. I thought it was sweet that he wanted to talk to me about it seeing as he thought it was a decision we both had to make and also because I used to be on the fence (the fence being that I wasn't sure how I'd feel in the future but god no I didn't want any now!). It's funny 'cause I almost feel like I should be thinking more about this, but really... no... no... I think we know what we want... and if we both change our minds later, there are millions of children that need adopting.

So there you have it.

2 comments:

Bee said...

I feel the same way about people taking little kids to the movies. I would never complain if there at a Disney flick since that's what they target but to Indie??? I've told my sis that if she needs me to watch her 5 year old I'd totally do it.

Hubs and I go to the first show on a Sunday. It's usually us and a few more people with the added benefit of a discounted show. ;o)

Ceci said...

See... here's the thing... the boyo and I have washed our hands of going to movies unless it's at a good theater in LA. Snobby? Kinda. I just LOVE that people will glare at you for not turning of your cell phone or talking too loudly at a movie. I want to be able to enjoy my movies! Which... I don't know... I think movies ARE made to entertain an audience, however, I don't think that that means that I have to feel like I'm in someone else's living room ESPECIALLY if I have to pay upwards of $10. I mean... well... I guess you know what I mean :)
heh