My birthday celebration started with the much anticipated movie, The Avengers. The kids and I were anxiously waiting for my husband, Tom, to return from his meeting so we could leave for the movie. It started at 5:30p.m. He arrived home at 4:44 p.m. Then he laid down in the bed to rest before leaving. Much groaning and sighing ensued from me and the kiddos. Athen and Drew literally stood over Tom, staring at him intently, looking for the slightest twitch indicating it was time to leave. After much prodding, he finally arose to leave at 5:24 p.m. The children and I were out the door and in the running van waiting... again. I even threatened to leave without him if he didn't get a move on. Thank goodness we lived relatively close.
We arrived at 5:29 p.m. I noticed the young man that sold us the tickets, mark them with a number three. When I spied theater number 3, The Avengers were not on the marquee or poster. We found where is was playing in theater number 2. It was PACKED. My husband was receiving the Evil Eye from me because we had to sit in the front row in a reclined position. The children LOVED it. "Oh my goodness, the very front row. Mom never lets us sit up here." After his hair nearly burned off from the death-rays I was sending his way, he asked the proprietor about seeing a later movie. That is when we found out that theater 3 was showing The Avengers as well. It would have been nice if the young man with the marker had explained the reason for the big green 3 hastily written on the tickets.
This time around, our seats were much better and everyone was happy. The Avengers was most excellent and laughter was had by all and I shed just a few tears.
Our dinner was much less eventful. We arrived 30 minutes before close. Waited 10 minutes before we were ever greeted. The proprietor was reasonably apologetic and provided a free appetizer. The service was great --- after the wait and apologies. We went home with very full bellies and very tired children as they were up and out way past their bedtime on a school night. All in all, it was worth the glares, time and effort for an enjoyable family night out. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday celebration.
Dinique B, COME ON DOWN, you're the winner of a bright and shiny $25 USD Amazon Gift Card.
If Dinique B. has not contacted me by noon EDT tomorrow, I will choose another winner and contact them.