Together Alone - Movie Night
By Aunt_HeatherPiper on August 13, 2013
The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone. ~Albert Camus
On Friday, Kyle decided he wanted to go to the movies. He said, "It's a perfect day for the movies, isn't it Aunt Heather?" It wasn't that hot, but it was muggy and humid, raining off and on all day long. It was one of those days, a perfect time to spend sitting in a dry, dark, air-conditioned movie theater, at least that's what I was told. Yes buddy, you've got the ticket!
Movie of choice? Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, since Kyle was a fan of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief, he wanted to see the next serious in the novel set. Kyle made his choice with such conviction and without thought, I immediately knew he was planning on making that suggestion all day. Well, I was wrong! According to Aunt Nikki, Kyle was talking about that movie when he saw the trailer during 'Aunt Nikki and Kyle's Week of Fun.' I should have known.
OK, I'll bite. I asked Kyle to look up the movie times, as well as what other movies were playing, just so I could make the best choice. His answer? "Umm that's really about it." Doubt it, but I'll play along because I too wanted to see the movie.
After eating dinner with my parents we got ready to embark on a new adventure that includes Greek gods and popcorn. Once we got there, I changed my mind. Seeing the list of movies playing, I remembered what I wanted to see with Kyle, Wolverine! After making my argument, with all the enthusiasm I could muster, I was denied. Kyle wouldn't even hear of it, even thought he really wanted to see Wolverine too. Kyle had it in his head we were going to see Percy Jackson: Sea Monsters and that was that! Gotta respect someone who can make a solid decision in the face of choices and stick to his guns.
How did I get into this position in the first place? I wasn't planning on going to the movies, but what the heck, I missed Kyle and spending any time with him is a good time. So into the movie theater we marched.
As we made our way to our seats, we began a reoccurring argument, 'Where are we going to sit?' I prefer sitting more up high towards the back and Kyle insists on sitting low and close. The same crossroads we have come to since I can remember. Usually I put my foot down and make Kyle's choice for him and that's that. Usually.
This time was no exception, with an exception. ...
Reach how my heart was broken & put back together again Together Alone - Movie Night