Sunday, June 03, 2007

Bring Cairo to the Cinema, Not



Brought Cairo to McDonald for breakfast today. Donated $2 and got her a cute little Shrek Ear Hairband. Have been feeling guilty for not bringing her to watch the cartoon (Hubby and I watched the sneak preview a few days ago :p) so we took her to take some photo at the Shrek cardboard stand outside McDonald instead (they're having a Shrek promotion).

Didn't help the guilt to go away though, as you can probably tell from the words on my scrap above.

Having spent many of my single years tut-tutting at inconsiderate parents for not dragging their wailing kids out of the cinema, I hesitate to join their club now. You see, unlike them, I have not mastered the art of skin thickening and ear deafeaning (against others' whispered curses) and it is way too embarrassing to eat my own "tuts"...

Plan B would therefore be getting Cairo's Daddy to bring her out if she starts being a nuisance. It would work except for one little set back; I know for a fact that the man who'd sworn eternal love to me til my dying day and beyond would never want to miss a second of the show even though it means that his wife could watch it in peace! So there goes plan B, out the window.

What is considered the right age to bring a kid to cinema without getting "The Eye" from fellow patrons anyway?

14 comments:

jazzmint said...

hmm..once they can sit thru nemo and a few 1.5 hours show..they are set..trust me...my girl loves the big screen...and the popcorns...the eyes just glued to it. but of course at the same time we gotta narrate all the story or else they sure get bored hehe

Anggie's journel said...

she's so cute with the little Shrek Ear Hairband !!!

Etcetera~Mommy said...

Practise at home first la.. see she could sit still for at least half the show or not. That day I went for Spidey show during the weekday (on leave ma), so many kids were in the cinema. So, I guess if you go that hours is okay.. since everyone also the same. :P

Health Freak Mommy said...

For me, I wouldnt wanna bring an under 3 yo to the cinema, if 1 hour still ok lar but 2 hrs wor... no way man.
Why not just buy the Shrek 3 vcd and watch in the comfort of ur own home?
DH bot the Shrek 3 vcd and my gals loved it and want to watch it over and over and over again.
Cairo looks so cute in the green headband. Bet my gals will luv it too we the McD in msia dont hv it yet.

alternative-mom said...

When my daughter first stepped into the cinema, she didn't like the darkness and larger-than-life people or creatures. So, we didn't even go through the an hour and a half part.

I think you can start by bringing kids to those movies especially for kids sessions or those during sch hols where there is a lot of kids. Such leisure places should plan child-friendly sessions, isn't it? Then parents can brings children (screaming, shouting, fidgety, etc) and watch a movie, or experience it without feeling 'embarrassed'.

Tell me when you find out, too!

papajoneh said...

wow so cute..the ears wah la weii...
I wish I cna bring my boy go to cinema. It has been like 3 yrs already. Kesian me n wife. My son never sit still one. except watching the dora and enstein.

karenyiau said...

I'm not planning to bring Dillon to cinema yet, coz he can't sit still for more than 5 minutes. Maybe wait until he is over 3 years old lah. :)

Big Pumpkin said...

I took my niece once to the cinema to watch Stuart Little (she was five). AIYO! Regret like hell cuz' every 5 minutes, she is asking questions and then after 1 hour, she is asking when is it going to end...HAhahahah....That's when I knew no more kids to cinema until they can watch a whole movie in silence from home first! Right now my daughter can't even concentrate for 10 minutes on a movie.

cairo's mommy said...

jazz:
wah, narrate ah? if i sit behind u i sure kick your sit :p

makes me think of the ah beng who translated the whole of "titanic" movie to his girl. problem was, i was sitting in front of them n he gave all the wrong info to the girl :s dunno wanna scold him or laugh hahaha

anggie / health freak mommy / papajoneh:
ya i love the hairband too... wont mind wearing one myself hahaha

oh personally i love cartoons so i will get the vcd when it is out later... not sure about training cairo to watch it though...

u see, she only likes her educational vcds so far. she likes shows with real life babies but not cartoons :s

the rest of the time she will just ignore the tv and play w her toys or flip through her books (or destroying mine)

etc mommy / alt mom:
ok, so beginning must go for weird timings or kiddy shows eh... good idea. will definately blog about it when the time comes :D

karen:
hmm... i think so la... maybe kiddy concerts can bring dillon go earlier?

big pumpkin:
okie hehe, noted. will learn from your bad experience hahaha

chinnee said...

supposed to bring qiqi to the movie too, but just plain lazy. Like shireen says, scared she wont sit still too, then waste money liao...haha....hey, the green hairband is cute !

Jasmine said...

I also agreed that cant bring kids to cinema especially my super active son! I have been tried give him to watch Spider Man & Shrek 3 at home but all failed.. Cant pay attention for more than 5 minutes. so how to bring him to cinema leh! hey! I like the Shrek Ear Hairband Cairo wear so cute! I want it too!

mommy of 2 angels said...

it all depends on the child...girl easier la...snuggle her in the cinema during her nap time and she will probably doze thru the whole movie! hahaha! so cold and comfy in mommy's arms.

kelly said...

My hubby and I don't dare to bring Qianyi to a cinema. Will try it when she's bigger. It's better to bring her to a theatre since she enjoys the plays.:p

blur_mommy said...

I think the best time is when they can sit thru' an entire movie without any drama. U shld try it at home 1st. I still haven't brought my gal to cinema yet 'cos she talks a lot. She will definitely be asking a lot of question like why, what etc.... hehehe.....