Friday, October 05, 2007

Is it over?


Zboy came home today with NO Ns!!!! Hurray!!! Hurray!!! He also brought home test papers with 100% all over them. Wow. Has he finally decided that it really is worth it to make an effort?

Before I knew this though, I'd already planned to take him to see the Transformers movie after school. It's at the dollar movie house (which is actually $1.25 now, but will forever be known as the Dollar Movie). I left work early, went and bought the tickets, then waited in line for ZBoy to emerge from the school. When we left, we went in the opposite direction from the usual - which made him sit up and notice. He then tried to guess where we were going. It wasn't until we'd parked the car and I handed him his ticket that he got it.

Oh, the excitement! Oh, the joy!

"I've been wanting to see this, Mom! I thought I'd have to wait for the DVD. I can't believe you're taking me! Wow!"

We went in and chose seats in the very back row. There was a baby crying and being held by a man in a wheelchair, who looked around helplessly begging us to be understanding... Thankfully, Mama and her milk supply arrived with snacks and baby was silent the rest of the time.

Of course, maybe he was just drowned out. Transformers is one loud movie. ZBoy is pretty sensitive - always has been. He's got extremely accute hearing and spent the whole movie with his fingers in his ears. Must remember to bring earplugs next time. He's also easily overwhelmed by large action. He kept getting up and walking around behind the divider so that he couldn't see the screen. A couple of times he actually walked out of the theater. First he was scared.. Then he started seeing similarities between what was on the screen and his brother's video game. And he got into it. Then he abruptly got up and STALKED out of the movie. I followed him, asking if he was scared or if it was too loud. He turned around, grabbed my hand and dragged me out into the lobby and told me to sit down... he had something to say.

Now what? I wondered...

You see, there are the good guys - Autobots, bad guys - Decepticons, and then there were these little robots that seemed really mean. They were working with the Decepticons.

I am not very familiar with Transformers other than knowing that they exist, that little boys love them and that they turn into robots from various other things. That is pretty much the extent of my knowledge. Up until today, I had no idea about Decepticons, Autobots, Optimus Prime or Megatron. Or Minicons. Minicons are apparently small, good-guy robots. Which don't appear in this movie, incidently.

In fact, the only reason I know that Minicons exist is because ZBoy was very concerned that the Minicons were betraying the Autobots and working for the Decepticons. In fact, it made him so angry that they would do that, that he wasn't sure he wanted to see the rest of the movie.

He sets a great store by loyalty, apparently.

I convinced him to go back in, and once he realized that the little ones weren't actually Minicons, he was finally enthusiastic about watching the movie. When it was over, he happily bounced along beside me as we left the theater saying what a great movie that was.

Kids...

10 comments:

Liane Michel said...

Zboy is the bomb. You are the bomb

Andy said...

Transformers was great! Of course, I am a boy...
I actually saw it 3 times in 3 days. Not through some great admiration of the movie, but because I saw it with John, then on a date, then on a date with another girl.
I had to act like I hadn't seen it before with each of the dates...

And I will buy it on DVD when it comes out.

nikki said...

I love ZBoy! Yay for the 100%!!!

kitten said...

What a wonderful moment! Yeah! No "N's" & 100 %. Maybe he just needed to get adjusted to getting back in the groove of school. That's what my oldest always did.

OneFullHouse said...

How old is Zboy again? I was considering taking my son, but then it looked too scary for me...

So he loved it?

Hmmm...perhaps I should brave it:-)

Babzy said...

Way to torture your son, Mom. LOL

"Come on Dear. I'm taking you to a place where you will go deaf and blind and overwhelmed and worried."

Thanks for the good laugh this morning. HAHAHAHAHA Glad it worked out in the end.

Sayre said...

ZBoy is 8. He may have been just a little too young (or maybe he's just over-sensitive). If your son is 8 or younger, you might want to wait for the DVD just so it won't be so overwhelming and you can control the volume. It really was loud!

And he loved it when it was over. You know, kind of in retrospect. I think the DVD viewing will be much more enjoyable for him.

The New Parent said...

Hi S--whew, sounds like quite an experience for both of you! Glad it worked out (smile).

SwampAngel65 said...

WAY TO GO, ZBOY!!!! I know nothing about transformers, but the movie looks cool. I am cheap though (we don't have any dollar theaters down here) I'll just wait for the DVD to show up at Blockbuster.

Congrats again, and keep up the good work!!!

Anna said...

Yay Zboy!!! :D