Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Paying for the Movies

This week the boys had a couple of days off from school. It was actually quite fun. One day we went to a bounce house and then to the movies.

I loaded up the three boys, headed to the bounce house first. I paid for Carter and Luke and they got their wristbands to go bounce. Brayden and I followed them around. Brayden did hold a ball and sit under a bubble machine.
A random note, a little girl came running by shouting at Brayden, "What's wrong with him!?" As the parents just looked on. I had nothing to say so I did not say anything...we were having fun. I am learning to ignore some things and answer things when it is the appropriate time.
After that we headed to the movies. I came up to pay at the theater, not sure the prices for the ages so I asked. I paid for all four of us, grabbed some snacks and settled in for the movie.

Here is the thing, I have no problem paying for Brayden to be a part of anything. But I did find it kind of funny to pay for him at the movies. The theater had NO place for wheelchairs, so he hung out in the isle blocking the view of anyone behind him. Then not to mention he cannot see anything because he is blind and I was praying the entire time that the loud theater would not freak him out. Thankfully he slept.
After the movie, we loaded up the car and headed home. It was nice to have all three home without school or plans for the day.

4 comments:

The Henrys said...

I'm glad you could enjoy some fun time with your boys.

The VW's said...

Glad you were able to enjoy some fun together! As for paying for the movies...I have never paid for Gavin at the movies, because he is also legally blind and he is at a 4 month level cognitively anyway. I always wonder if someone will question this, but they never have. Gavin usually falls asleep at the movies too, but he does seem to enjoy the bright screen and loud noise when he is awake.

And, I can't believe they don't have wheelchair seating for you! They have them at theatres here, but someone always seems to take those seats and if you arrive late, like our family always seems to do, you are out of luck! This is a big pet peeve of mine! Handicap seating should be saved for those who really need it!

Big hugs!!!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Glad you were able to have some fun days out with all three boys. I am impressed that you could go to the movies with Brayden. Emily would not tolerate the noise at all!

So frustrating about the lack of seating for Brayden. And I am with you on not answering the little girl (whose parents should have taught her better). At school, an older boy saw me wheeling Emily out at the end of the day and he just looked up and said "Woah! What is SHE doing here?". It was one of those moments when I thought I better not answer because I had nothing nice to say in response.

Eric said...

You had to pay for Brayden because of insurance policies, regardless of whether he has a seat or not.

As you may have gathered I have a lot to say about other peoples' reaction to extremely disabled kids (see also http://iamabrokenmanyoucantbreakme.blogspot.com/2010/10/fakir-ll.html)
I think that girl's reaction was fine, no need for uncomfortable feelings. Spontaneous reactions are always better then hidden/guarded ones where you can't know what the person is really thinking.
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