I got this comment in my inbox for my post on the superman movie. I thought it was excellent! I also wanted to give it the attention it deserved, as Dawn has two very valid points. So now that Dawn has hopped of her soap box, Im hopping on!
I hope you don't hate me for saying this, but there are two pet peeves of mine in this post, one is a HUGE one, the other not so much.
Okay, I didn't know Superman dies in this movie, so that spoiler was the little pet peeve.
But the biggest one I have is taking a sick kid to the movies. You have no idea how much it irks me when I find out that someone near us is sick...in church, in the grocery store, etc.
Especially in a place that someone doesn't HAVE to be at when they're sick.
And you probably know why. I could be sitting next to you, trying to enjoy the movie with my family.
If Natalie catches whatever your kid has, it means serious complications for her. We avoid the pool now because of it (since I know so many people bring their sick kids there....I overheard one dad talking about how his kids had been puking the night before and there they were swimming right along side mine!)
It's hard having a child with a serious illness and always worrying about whether or not they're going to catch a virus when we go out.
You never know who is around you...someone undergoing chemo who can't afford to get sick? Someone with a compromised immune system? Someone like my daughter?
So, I never take my kids out when they're sick for that reason.
Okay, stepping off my soap box! I hope I don't offend you...just wanted to give you my perspective and some food for thought from a mom who worries about these things.
*watch me hop* ok nevermind the hopping, ill just climb up. here is my reply :o)
I cant get mad at someone for being honest. You had two concerns, let me answer each.
Concerning the "spoiler".... I can't say much or it will
get spoiled but I will say this:
Taking a four year olds veiws on what happened in a movie or
real life is not really a good idea. If my MIL listened to said four yearold she would think they never eat bathe or sleep! Im not Sure how kids are able to alter their reality like this, but with each story I have been told by a kid, I have learned to take them with a grain of salt. And for those of you who like spoilers, the one pirate in The Pirates of the Caribbean movie that isnt out yet, its not a pirate its an octopus ghost and it eats brains.. I know this because my six year old saw a poster and told me so!
Concerning the Sick Kid. Thats a tougher one to explain. Let me start with this. For over two years, my husband, I, and Our two oldest boys have watched an episode of Smallville once a week. The boys lookforward to it, and so do we. When Superman Returns was first advertised we all jumped for joy.
Parker had a very tough school year, and when he passed, we decided to reward him with the movie. So parker has been looking forward to this movie since the begginning of June.
Also, we don't live in a place that actually has movie theatres, we live in a small town, we have to drive "into the city" . We organized a sitter for our youngest, packed up and left. Both childrent were fine and dandy. We got to the cuity and started to shop. Both kids were fine and dandy. We bought our tickets and returned to the mall portion and shopped some more. Again, both kids are feeling great. We sat in the airconditioned theatre for about an hour and Blake had to use the bathroom. While in the bathroom, he says he is feeling sick to his stomach I felt his forhead and took his temperature. He was only at 99, and I gave him tylonol and we sat for 15 minutes int eh bathroom and waited for it to work. Then we returned to the movie. off and on he complained he wasnt feeling good , but refused to leave the theatre with me. I was not about to make my husband and parker miss the movie, nor did I particularaly want to miss any more of it, exspecially after paying 63 bux for it.. So we stayed.
Now concerning children and adults with comprimized immunity. Not every person who carrys a germ has outward signs of illness. My sister has comprimised immune system, She takes care not to be caught in large crowds. It's the person (or their gaurdians) job to keep themselves safe from these sitiuations.
I highly doubt there are many parents who will take a still
puking child out to the pool or the store. If they were sick the night before, its probably done with if they are out. Some illness' last only the night, next day you are feeling just fine.
Now, Maybe I have madew you mad, but your comment took courage to post due to the shear honesty of it! I really thought it deserved an equally honest response. We may have to agree to disagree on this, but he was not sick when we left, therefore I was not "taking a sick kid to the movies."
Should I have left halfway thru just incase someone who knows
they get ill easily decided to go to a crowded holiday weekend matenee? I don't think so!
and now, I am hopping off the soap box , gathering a hand full of bubbles (strawbery scented)
and throwing them at Dawn. Feel free to hop on the box people. Its sitting there all lonley an waiting!