|Source: Disney Pixar|
I love cartoons. It's not a big secret. When I go visit them, it's nothing for them to find me in the room watching cartoons. Usually, they will just sit there and enjoy it with me because I think they just like the sound of my laugh. However, I've always felt weird about going to see a cartoon in the movie theater without a kid.
I mean, I'm old enough to have kids, but I don't (at least none that made it through delivery anyway - see this post). Each time a Disney Pixar movie comes out that I really want to see (which is basically all of them), I just wait until they are released on DVD or Netflix. I know it doesn't bother other people, but I feel strange walking in there without a child...or maybe it makes me miss the child I only held for a day much more. Not sure what it is, but Thursday, I decided to make a change.
The ticket was purchased Thursday morning during my break. I had thought about it all morning and decided, I'm going to treat myself. I had a little extra money and a movie seemed like the perfect thing to do. I wanted to splurge a little bit, so I decided to see it in 3D.
Oh boy, was it awesome!!! I'm so glad I decided to go. However, I did make sure to go to the late showing so I would not have to fight the kiddos to get a seat or get mad at them for not knowing movie etiquette. But I also learned one thing...
There is nothing wrong with being a kid a heart. I thought I was going to have a hard time thinking about it and wishing my kid was there with me, but I didn't. I just had a good time and enjoyed the message of the movie (yes, Finding Dory has a powerful message that we all need to hear). I don't know when I'll go treat myself to a kiddie movie again, but I won't worry about having to offer babysitting services just to go see it. I'm perfectly fine being a kid for a night. And since I'm short anyway, I'll probably fit right in.