Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts - By Golly, My Kids Will See This Movie!


It's time for Random Tuesday Thoughts. If you'd like to participate, link up at The Un Mom.

With a family of six kids, it's not often that we go somewhere that costs a lot of money. I'm real good at scouring the newspapers and websites for places to go on the cheap or free. With that said, my 11 year old son tugged at my heartstrings and begged that we all go to the theater to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. After doing some budgeting, I decided we could afford to take the kids. So we all bundled up and headed out into the rainy cold weather to the price gouging theater.

It seems the squirrels are as famous today as they were years ago. We walked in only to be told that the movie was sold out. It seems that people came in droves to see this movie and we didn't get there in time. Although it didn't make up for it totally, we drove across the street to Shopko and bought the new Harry Potter movie, as well as the classic Rudolph movie. On the plus side, we will be attempting again to go see Alvin and the Chipmunks Tuesday afternoon. Tickets are cheaper and popcorn is free on Tuesdays, which will save quite a bit of money.

I'm kind of sad to see Christmas gone. It's nice to have my house back in order, but I enjoyed the festivities of the holidays and wrapping presents. All of the kids were overjoyed with what they got and I liked seeing the excitement on their faces when they opened their gifts.

My husband has been spoiling the lizards like they're newborns. They've been given baths and the iguana has had its nails clipped. They even get the run of the house when he's home. As for the gecko, we're going to hate having to give it back when school starts back up. We've gotten this disease from it, and it's called Attachment!

New Year's Eve is soon upon us. I won't be out and about celebrating. I will be at work that night while my husband stays home with the kids. I have no resolutions that I'm going to make because I lack the willpower to exercise the steps I'd need to take to enforce them.


Anonymous said...

The kids want to see it as well but it's so darn expensive to go to the cinema. Hope your New Year is wonderful!

Felicia said...

It is expensive to go! I wonder if it will be one of the free movies this summer?

Pollyanna said...

My husband pre-purchased our tickets to Alvin to avoid that situation. I can't imagine hauling out six kids only to be shut down at the ticket line - it's a chore just to get two kids out of the house for me. On the up side, the movie is quite cute and was totally worth it.

CaJoh said...

Did you say lizards??? I can understand cats or dogs, but lizards sounds strange to me.

I think my wife and I will be spending New Years Eve shooting poppers at the tree.

Thank you for your randomness,

Twin-Spiration said...

I totally agree with you about the movies...no one can afford to go very often and by the next time you go they have raised the friggin prices again! Can't wait to see that movie...
Love your blog...look forward to following it!
Happy New Year!

I am Harriet said...

I've never been a big Alvin fan.

Have a great Tuesday.

shopannies said...

My sister in law so wants to see that movie as well. She is 22 years old and loves those chipmunks. I was able to take part of my brood out of town and have a great time as well. It is always great when you can get out and enjoy time together

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Glad you were able to pick up some movies instead. I heard it's a cute movie but the lines have been crazy. Tuesday with cheap tickets and free popcorn sounds like a great plan :)

LOL love it attachment :)

Hope work went well my dear, I'm sure the phones were just going crazy.

Michelle Elizondo said...

We love Alvin and the Chipmunks!