When my kids were babies, there was a time or two that I braved the movie theater experience in a quest to be out in the world. One was a regular movie, which I was pretty sure my infant daughter would sleep through it (and thankfully she did), but the other time was “crybaby matinee,” to which I took my son, knowing it would be okay if even if he didn’t sleep like a baby.
It was fun, and I wondered why I didn’t do it more often. Now that both of my children are in school all day, and I’m home several days a week, I still wonder why I don’t escape to the magic of the movies more often!
But for those of you with little ones at home or who have a friend who avoids getting out because of the limitations of taking a baby to a mommy-themed activity, AMC Theaters is offering moms an opportunity for moms to see The Host movie on Tuesday, April 2, at noon.
What is a Bring-Your-Baby matinee?
I hope to take my teen daughter to see the movie next weekend when it comes out. I read the book when it first came out in hardcover (read my review of the The Host book), and Amanda read it last summer and enjoyed it as well. I think it will look great on the big screen, and it will be a fun mother-daughter outing, but if she was 13 or 14 years younger, I might be planning to grab a friend and take in the matinee instead!