Monday, April 18, 2011

A movie review to start your week!

So...yeah.

I think I saw 'HOP' over the weekend.


I'm not totally, completely sure.

I went there with four little girls ages 4 1/2 to 8.

This is what I remember about the whole experience.

"Grandma, I spilled my drink!"

"Grandma, I spilled my popcorn!"

"Grandma, can I sit in your lap?"

"Grandma, she spilled her drink on me!"

"Grandma, can I sit by you?"

"Grandma, I can't find my shoe."

"Grandma, I don't want to sit here, can I trade seats?"

"Grandma, I dropped my Junior Mints!"

"Grandma, did you see that? Did you see THAT?"

"Grandma, is it my turn to sit on your lap now?"

Etc.

Etc.

and when it was over...

"Grandma, did you like the part when...?"

"Grandma, did you see me spill my Sprite?"

"Grandma, why didn't I get to sit on your lap longer?"

"Grandma, wasn't that funny how you couldn't find my shoe?"

"Grandma, did you like the movie?"

...

...

Huh?

Movie?

Movie?


Was there a movie?

So, yeah, I think I kinda/sorta saw the movie 'HOP' this weekend.

And I think it was pretty cute.

Sigh.

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37 comments:

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Oh my gosh...is this ever a classic. I can agree with every single sentence. Right now I'm in D.C. babysitting during spring break.

Grandmagrandmagrandmagrandmagrandmagrandgegrandma.........I don't remember hearing the 'mom' word as often. And I won't be back in Mesa till the 30th.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So YOU were the one sitting in front of me:@)

Terra said...

Hailey and lauren want to see this movie! Last weekend we saw Soul Surfer at there request. They loved it! Glad to hear this one is kind of cute, I am looking forward to it.

Jocelyn said...

You make me giggle...can I ever relate....ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!! These are the moments that I hang on to!!!

Enjoy your week!!! Love ya girlie!!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I haven't taken JDaniel to a movie yet. We may have to wait until he is older to go.

Theresa said...

Seeing HOP is on my list of things to do this week or the weekend! I have been out of town and trying to get caught up on my BLOG buddies! Have a blessed day dear Jenny, HUGS!

Deb said...

and you wouldn't have traded that day for anything....your a good Grandma.....Right Grandma...did you hear me Grandma...where's my shoe???LOL

Donnie said...

Toy Story 3....aughh...took 3 grands only saw the part that made me cry. I think I'll wait for it to be on Netflix....lol...

Pondside said...

You are one brave Grandma!....I'll have to file that film in my mental filing cabinet for when the boys are bigger.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh I remember those days of taking a 'Grand' to kid's films. But only one at a time! You are fantastic. Taking more than one.

You are a truly good Grandma! You should get an award. -giggles-

Gentle hugs,
.....♥.....

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jenny you are a brave woman to take 4 little girls to a place with popcorn, junior mints, sprite and oh yes a movie?? hugs, Linda

Dazee Dreamer said...

so, so true. I haven't become brave enough to take my grandkids to the movie. yikes. I leave that up to the parents.

Therefore, you are one awesome grandma!!!

taylorsoutback said...

A far more delightful movie than what 10 of my quilting buds & I saw on Saturday. I would take Hop over Black Swan in the future. Pass the milk chocolate bunnies please - no dark chocolate for me. And only "Hoppy" films in the future!

upinthecosmos said...

OMG.... I think I was in the same theatre as you! Just kidding but I saw Rio and there was a lot of that sort of thing going on around me:-) O is for Orion

Bossy Betty said...

Ah yes! You were a busy Grandma, weren't you??

Diane said...

God bless you for taking all of them to the movies alone!

We took my youngest (7 and a half) to see it the weekend before last since my oldest was at a sleepover. It was a cute movie.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

At least you didn't fall asleep in the movie theater. That's what I often do. :)

the 'Trees said...

I can't believe you didn't hear, "Grandma, I have to go to the bathroom"!! You are so brave. I don't like taking all my kids alone - It's HARD!

Sue said...

I can't even tell you how familiar this is to me.

;)

Busy Bee Suz said...

It's cause they LOVE you so much Gwamma!!!

Cathy Kennedy said...

That's why I never went to the theatres with the kids when they were little. Nah,just kiddin'! This is so funny and I know every word you wrote is true. How can it not be? I mean, when you throw small ones into the mix, then you know it's going to be chaos and fun. Maybe, you'll have to check it out again when it's available on DVD. That's my prefer method for seeing any movie. I can choose to pause anywhere during the flick without missing a beat. Happy Monday!

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Brenda said...

I had a similar experience at the same movie last week only it was with the boys not the girls. Took three of the four brothers (grands. I stashed some candy in my bag along with those really little bottles of water. Then I bought two large popcorns. I just have a problem paying 3 times what I can buy the same movie candy at the store and get more. Because these boys can put the candy away. Candy hit the floor,little toys from the vending machines that they put in the lobby (what is that about all of my quarters were gone in a minute) were dropped. Absolutely no one changed seats. I put the 6 year old on one side of me and the 10 year old on the other and the 4 year on the other side of him. Because the 4 and 6 year old cannot sit together nicely anywhere! I think the movie was cute also, like you I just think it cannot really say I know it was.

NanE said...

LOL, LOL, LOL!!! :)
Funny post Jenny!
Sigh, I remember those days with my own girls and you know what? As annoying as the whole experience could be, I cherish every single trip to the movies and wish I could do it more often now that they are grown.

Jo said...

and all the while you were busy building memorable moments and showing grands that they were loved. Kudos!!!

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Ames said...

You know what I'll always remember? That our Mammaw Lena took the four of us little girls to see Mary Poppins at The Magnolia Theatre downtown and snuck in little miniture packets of chocolate covered raisenets for each of us. What a gem she was to risk being thrown out of the movie theatre just so we could have candy! We loved her so much! Still do!

They will remember that their gwammaw took them to see "Hop", even if you didn't! And I bet they will watch it again when you forget that you took them and either rent the movie on DVD or buy it for them! Hugs! :) ~Ames

Ms. A said...

Four? Four little girls??? I can only imagine! (and that's as far as I'll take it... in my imagination) I'm not nearly brave enough to do it for real. Bless you!

Sandy said...

Jenny,
I have seen the ads and I can't wait to see it....I love it when he "poops" the jellybeans! LOL Happy Easter! Sandy

Leslie Morgan said...

Tip o' the hat, Jenny! I was the mom who accompanied 8 preteens to the N'Sync and Pink concert, but the plus was they were 100% drawn into the concert. (I kind of liked it, too, I must confess.) I couldn't do it with children the ages of your charges.

Vicki aka Jake said...

And you LOVED every second of it:)

summersundays-jw said...

G'ma, I have to go to the bathroom. Now, they come one at a time & they love it. They always know whose turn it is. They get to be only children for acouple of days. It's great!

Judie said...

We took Joey to see "First Encounters of the Third Kind" when he was young. He slept through most of it. On the way home we asked him how he liked the movie. He said it was GREAT!

I know you had a wonderful experience!!!

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I can totally picture it....the scenario, not the movie itself!
Tooooooooo ka-yuuuuuuuuute!

LeadingMama said...

(sigh) How many times did you go to the bathroom during the show? That's always my favorite. When they want to see what it looks like. During the show. Are you kidding me?! Crazy kids.

Amy said...

What a sweet grandmother you are! How fun for those girls. Now the big question is:

When are you going to take my kids to the movies?

:)

Nezzy said...

Shhhhhh...don't tell any of my eight grandkiddos but I secretly watch the 'kids' movies I want to see when they come on Dish. Yep, just me and a bowl full of popcorn! Heeehehe!

It sounds like ya'll had a bang~up time!

God bless ya! :o)

Splendid Little Stars said...

definitely cute and a treasure. I'm imagining how they will remember this--well maybe not this particular incident, but the cumulative fun times spent with you--in years to come.