Over the weekend, we went to see the movie, "Muppets Most Wanted"…how cute is this movie?! It takes our favorite muppet friends on a world tour selling out their shows all across the globe. The mayhem ensues as they find themselves deceived by Constantine who is not only a criminal, but happens to be Kermit's doppleganger. Needless to say, the movie is great for the kiddos and gets real laughs from the parents too.
For the price of our tickets, we actually watched two shows. On any other day, it may have been a great bonus, however, it was the opposite. While the movie, "Muppets Most Wanted" was given a thumbs up earning $16.5 million opening weekend, I would've preferred to do without the show, "Muppets Movie Madness!" The Reader's Digest version:
- Two Moms got into a physical altercation when one of them accused the other of stealing their seats. There was name calling, curse words, and altogether bad choices made by both of these women.
The altercation resulted in me grabbing my daughter and pulling her into the isle. At that time, I couldn't chance one of these women physically hurting my daughter as their confrontation escalated. For a split second, I even thought of leaving the theater altogether, but I ultimately didn't feel that we were in extreme danger. I felt that the entire situation would've been prevented if there was a little less emotion, but of course - we're all human.
The confrontation ended after each of the women composed themselves and realized that they were putting on a gross display. You could tell that they were embarrassed, so much so that the Mom closest to me apologized to our family for putting us in that position [I accepted]. The most surprising thing is that my daughter didn't even pay much attention to what was happening…she was really into the previews. On some level this was a good thing, but it just reminded me of how important it is for me to teach my daughter why it's crucial to be aware of her surroundings.
As an adult I assessed that the danger had subsided, we enjoyed the movie and all was OK. In retrospect, I struggle with whether that was 'thee' right choice because we have all seen/heard the stories in the news where situations have escalated into deadly violence.
What would you do? Would you have reacted the same as I did by pulling your child into the isle, "just in case"…or would you have left the theater altogether?
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