You know what they should have at movie theatres? Parent Nights. This would be a showing of a movie that adults want to see (AKA The Vow, Hunger Games, etc.) in a child-friendly setting. What I mean by this is that the movie would play at a lower volume so it wouldn't hurt delicate baby ears and crying/fussing would be relatively acceptable. This would be awesome so that moms like me could go to see a movie without it blasting the volume so high into my 4 and a half month old's ears and without having to worry that the slightest fussiness will bother other viewers.
When people see movies such as Madagascar, Shrek, etc., they don't worry as much about babies crying or fussing because it is understood that sometimes if an older child wants to see a kid movie, the parents may have to bring the younger child (perhaps a baby) along with them. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I am just a kid at heart- I love anything ranging from Spongebob to Pixar films. However, I don't always want to go to the theatre to watch a kid movie, and I don't know too many people who can babysit T.J. Therefore, I end up not getting to see movies in the theatre many times.
Now don't get me wrong, this is part of being a parent. Those are just the facts- selflessness comes with the job. And I have no problem with giving up movie theatre dates, but it was just a thought. How cool that would be! You could meet other moms and families with children the same age as your children, and you could watch a movie you want to see without feeling pressured to duck out at the slightest fuss!
A girl can dream, can't she? =]