Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Movie day!

These are a couple of pictures we took of Luke's first movie theatre experience.





Luke doesn't go to the movie theater very often. In fact he has only been to two movies in his long 3 1/2 years on this earth. The first time we took him to see a show he was just a few months over 2 and "Car's" had come out. Anyone who knows my boy knows why we felt this was the right time to take him to the theatre. The only way it could have been more appealing is if there were a movie called "train's". I guess Thomas has the monopoly on that one though. Luke made it through about half of that movie before he started to make a scene and we had to leave. I took him to see it again a month later, hoping he could last the whole time, now that he had gotten a taste and had been infiltrated with all the figures and happy meal toys. That one ended in him being carried out a quarter mile to my car whilst he was screaming and bitting. He threw in some good scratches too before I wrapped his long body around mine in such a way that he could not physically harm me.... or himself. I have never hated to see peoples disapproving glares more than in those 10 minutes. That was a hard afternoon.
A year later "Shrek 3" came out. I decided to try the experience again. I assumed with his being a year older he'd probably be just fine. No biting or scratches but unsuccessful none-the-less. We were getting better though. All I care about is progress.
It had now been several months and "The Bee Movie" came out. Dave and I talked about it and decided to take a chance again. We sat Luke down, explained what we were going to do and what was expected of him. ( sit in the chair, don't kick the chair in front, no talking unless you whisper and the big one... stay until the end when it is over.) He was ecstatic and couldn't wait to get there. We all ate lunch together at Islands, which was the nicest time eating out we had ever had. I had high hopes for the rest of the afternoon. We dropped Ella off with her Nana and headed to Century Theatre to buy our tickets.
Luke had the biggest eyes and an even bigger smile when the preview's were finally over and he saw the first of many bee's. He immediately stated, "Its the Bee Movie now!!!!" He got a bit bored 20 minutes until the ending but we kept him distracted for long enough that it was exciting again shortly thereafter. He silently watched the rest and then he heard the music and saw the credits start. "I made it!!" were the next words out of his mouth.
I was so proud of Luke for not only being so good during the show but the journey in which he has traveled to get to where he was. I am so thankful for such a sweet boy who tries so hard to be good and to progress. He wants nothing more than to see in our eyes that we love him and are happy with him. I am grateful for "The Bee Movie" for this milestone day. And for my wonderful, kind boy. For being who he is and allowing us to witness his journey. I can't wait for the rest of the ride, rocky though it will be at times, I am so pleased that my seat is in the front.

4 comments:

The Rylanders said...

You are such a good mom! Luke is lucky to have you there to cheer him on along the way! I'm glad he made it through his first movie. I was starting to wonder why I didn't feel Isaac was quite ready for that yet, but he's not even 3 yet, so now I know we should definitely wait a little while...Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany said...

I am so glad your seat is in front too! You are an amazing mom and at times I feel rather intimidated by your thoughtfulness and patience with Luke and Ella! Congrats on your milestone! We're happy with you!

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Holly Moore said...

Yeay!! Congratulations!

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