"I took your mom to her first movie.
I want to take you, too.
That will be a special day
devoted just to you.
When I took your mommy,
I never watched the screen.
The movie was in her smile-
to her it was a dream." - Billy Crystal - I Already Know I Love You
If you haven't read this heartwarming book, I highly recommend you do so and do it soon. My dad sent it to me as a gift in 2005, before Murray was a twinkle in our eye. Since then, it's become one of Murray's (and my) favorite books, and has teeth marks, well-thumbed, and torn pages to prove it.
I took Murray to his first movie this afternoon ("Tangled"). Billy Crystal hit the nail on the head. He was amazing to watch. "This is a REAL BIG TV, MAMA!" At one point, he began singing very loudly on cue with Mandy Moore - giggles throughout the theatre - and when I asked him to whisper he said, "but Mom, I WANT to sing with her." And of course, we splurged on the theatre must-haves: Popcorn with extra butter, (I don't share, so I bought Murray his own) M&M's and lots of water.
I can honestly say that I didn't take in much of the show, although Max the horse was probably my favorite character from what I did see. I'm so thankful to have been able to share another "first" with my little guy.
Next up: Cars 2. According to Murray, that is.