First, and foremost~~ GO PACK!!!!
Second~~ you MUST go see 'Polar Express'! It is incredible. I think I enjoyed it more than Grace did. And she sat through all 100 minutes mesmorized :) This new technology is amazing--it makes Pixar look old hat. That is an accomplishment.
If you haven't read the book, its good too, but what they did with the movie is simply spectacular! I think we may go see it again while its still on big screen. It is that good.
I haven't ventured out to a theater since LOTR: ROTK came out (those were all must-see-on-big-screen flicks!) being unemployed doesn't allow for it often. Thanks to Mom for lending me money to take Grace :)
I felt guilty asking her for money because my bank account got overdrawn (long story and not my fault) and I was worried all day about the bank finding it was my mistake (don't know how considering I write one check a month). But I worried myself into panic and needed to get the heck away for a minute or two, so when she called on her lunch hour, I asked if Grace and I could go to the movies. She said sure without me even having to tell her why I needed to get out of reality...
Grace ate her weight in popcorn and stretched out across two seats (they have flip-up armrests). She covered her eyes a couple times and even yelled once to 'hold on'. Luckily there were only about 6 of us in the place ;) and we were in the back row, so it wasn't too disruptive.
When we got back home, she ran to my dad and told him he has to take her back to see it again. The bank manager called and said all th charges were reversed and she wasn't sure what happened, but she'll check my account again in the morning and the next day to make sure nothing else goes screwy. Whew..... that's a relief!
There's nothing that scares a person more than owing money with no way of paying it. Not to mention feeling guilty about my mom paying for me (and Gracie) all the time. I do the housework and all, but it never feels equal to me. So, I owe her big time! Thanks Mom, for being you. And for the show... it was well worth it!