Cinema trips

I love going to the cinema. Whether it’s on a date with hubby, a girls night out or a family trip. The kids also love the cinema, all but the youngest. He doesn’t like going anywhere! He is the child who wants to spend the weekends at home, in doors, playing his toys and watching Netflix.

I suppose I should be grateful he doesn’t want to spend his day playing on a games console! That’s the other 2 kids!

In fact he has great imagination, he will watch a programme then react it out through play. He watched the popular Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’ then got geared up with his toy gun and baseball bat to fight of the ‘Demogorgon’ (the monster in the programme). He got so involved in being the main character that he asked me how far he would have to dig to get to the ‘The upside down’ (where the evil lives)! I had to remind him that it was a TV show and all that was fictional!

This reminded me of a time we did a family trip to the cinema to a film he really couldn’t wait to see…

The film was ‘Fast and Furious 8’, he had seen the prequels at home so was dying to watch this. He loves the cars in the films, the exciting racing and over the top action scenes. Plus the fact that he’s a huge fan of the Rock from watching wrestling!Β  However he still got anxious as we approached the cinema, so we did our best to settle him. We purchased the tickets, my handbag was full of goodies (have you seen the price of popcorn?!), we visited the bathroom then walked into the screening.Β 

Instantly the darkness confused him..

Why is it so dark in here?

Considering he has been to the cinema before I was surprised he couldn’t remember that it’s dark inside.

Oh that’s just so you can see the film more clearly.

We found our seats and settled down. The trailers were playing and he seemed to be loosening up.Β 

Then the trailers ended and the film was about to begin. The little side lights dimmed and went out.

He jumped out of his seat and started pulling his coat on.

Is that it, that was boring! That wasn’t like the other fast and furious!

I managed to settled him again…

No, no, that was trailers. It’s just starting, sit down.

He sat. Then all of a sudden he began frantically looking back and feeling around his seat. I didn’t know what he was looking for…

What is it darling? Just watch the film.

But he seemed really worried and continued searching…

No wait, stop the film. it can’t start yet.

I didn’t understand why he was getting worried so I tried to settle him…

It’s ok, you’re going to enjoy it.

But he was not having it…

No mummy, it can’t start…I’m not ready… I cant find my seatbelt !!!


I told you he had great imagination!!!

I know I shouldn’t have but I laughed uncontrollably and so loudly. The shocked looked on my son’s face soon calmed me down, along with some dirty looks from other visitors! Then I just pulled him close and we watched the movie…which he really enjoyed, without wearing a seatbelt…!

Photo by Krists Luhaers on Unsplash

Have you ever found it difficult to part reality from fiction?

Or more likely – Have you ever really wanted something you watched or read to become a reality???

Let me know by dropping me a comment…

Suki… X

27 Comments Add yours

  1. zahthinks says:

    Your son has great imagination.. And I love how he gets deep into thinking things differently. And you are such a sweet mom!!!! 😊

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Ahhh thank you for your lovely words… X

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  2. UrsulaB says:

    Adorable! Such a great memory! Me, yep … Keep leaving one of my shoes in places but has yet to be returnedπŸ˜…

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  3. Just loved the way you describe small little things of life. Childhood is lovely; full of imagination, carefree and of course full of laughter

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you… Yes it’s a great time… Would love to relive my childhood but because that’s not possible, I relive it through my children… X

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  4. I love how kids can be so innocent and innovative too. I really want to be heroic after watching all the heroic movies. You know where you save the world, your lover and everything elseπŸ˜‚

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Same! And I want to get fitter after watching all those super hot bodies on the screen! Lol!!!

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      1. Haha yess fitter too!!! That would be awesomeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜€

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  5. Anonymous says:

    πŸ˜‚ Your son really makes me laugh.

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  6. eliza rudolf says:

    A deep sense of imagination 😌😌

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  7. Oh what great imagination! That’s awesome and exactly what we need for our kids today! ❀

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  8. Chan says:

    πŸ˜‚ that’s so him!

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  9. As a film major, I didn’t enjoy a film for 1 year after I graduated. So, reality too me seemed too real. But, over the years I learned to turn the film major switch off and enjoyed the movies again. I can’t really imagine being inside a movie.

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  10. Very funny, and the naivety he carries with him is contagious. I started looking for my seatbelt as well.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      πŸ˜‚ that’s so funny, what a great reaction… X

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  11. yuulye says:

    I believe that El is real…

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  12. thetraveller says:

    Some great tips. Keep them coming Thanks for sharing

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  13. shoniessky says:

    That wAs cute I have a 5year old little girl who told me there was too much turbulence when we were on the bus ride home. Then she said hold on mom, the plane is almost over it and it will be safe again soon. Lol

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Lol! We travelled to Spain by plane but my son was adamant we were on a bus! Lol, they are funny… πŸ˜‚

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  14. Christy B says:

    He needed his seatbelt! Love the imagination of kids πŸ™‚

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