Tangled Up

Our town has a dollar theater that shows movies that have already left the box office and are due for DVD release.  It was the perfect opportunity to take Reese to see her first movie: Tangled.

I didn't tell her where we were going, but I dropped hints in riddle form as we drove.

Speaking slowly, I offered words as clues.

"Long," I began.

Reese immediately countered, "Short!"

"No, we're not playing opposites.  Listen to the words and try to guess what they have in common.  These are your clues."  I paused.  "Long and blonde."

Silence from the backseat.

"Long, blonde, and brush."

"You're buying me a long yellow hairbrush?" Reese tentatively guessed.

"No.  Think about it.  What's long, blonde, and can be brushed?"

She gasped.  I glanced in the rearview mirror and caught a glimpse of her broad smile.  "I know!  You're going to dye my hair and let me grow it out!"

Not quite.

As we pulled into the theater's parking lot, she looked toward the theater, to me, back to the theater, and then clasped her hands and lifted them toward her heart.  "We're going to see Tangled?"


The two of us sat side by side in the darkened theater.  At one point in the movie, she leaned her head onto my shoulder, and we snuggled into one another as best as we could despite the armrest.

I think I'll keep our movie stubs forever.

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  1. I think the first movie is such a big deal. I wept through my son's (Curious George) and look forward to my daughter's.

  2. I can't wait to take Isaac to a movie. . . and then Piper. . . .we may try Cars 2 this summer with Isaac. . . but I also realize it could be throwing $20 away since he is 3 and has the attention span on a knat when it comes to movies.

  3. Aw. How sweet!
    I cannot wait until my movie day comes. On a mere 4.5 month pregnant that wont come for a good long while - but Im okay with that. At least I get to look forward to what I have ahead of me.

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. We haven't taken Dudette to a movie yet, but I can't wait to do it now. Though she wants Rango.

  5. I'm glad you two had a wonderful time! I loved the fact I can take my kids to the movies now (and the fact they'll sit through the whole thing). The only issue now is boy vs. girl movies!

  6. Thanks for the comments, all!

    Christine, I grew teary-eyed as well!

    Christy, your comment is precisely why I love the idea of a dollar theater so much.

    Tiara, oh, enjoy your special time during pregnancy, too. Before you know it, you'll be taking that little one to a movie.

    Mom Chef, you'll love taking Dudette. I heard Rango is kind of dark, though. :(

    Samantha, you're facing an issue I'll
    never have to wrangle with -- no boy vs. girl disagreements here!


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