I asked Heather yesterday morning if it was ok if I went and saw Harry Potter with someone else. I felt as if I was asking Heather if it was ok to cheat on her. I almost threw up a little in my mouth at that thought.
“Who?” she asked with a little bit too much venom in her voice.
“Well, I was thinking about asking my sister if I could go with her… unless you really wanted to go see it in the thea…”
“Why wouldn’t I want to go?”
“Well, you just don’t seem to want to put the time in.” I have been trying in vain to get Heather up to speed on the movies. She has no interest in reading them (or anything else, for that matter) so I figured the movies would be a great way to include her in something that I love. It’s been a long time coming, though, over the last three years. Between my three jobs and school full-time I’ve been barely had the opportunity to watch them. But, now that we’re both unemployed I thought this would be perfect! So, we started “catching up.”
Heather suffers from cinematic narcolepsy: falling asleep during movies. No matter how much she wants to watch a movie, she just will always fall asleep. One time we tried to watch Star Wars (the real ones, 4, 5, & 6) and she didn’t even make it off of Tatooine. She usually does ok in theaters, but that’s not the point.
The story is the point. Especially in cases like Harry Potter where each movie, though cliffnote-ish they may be, reveals a little bit more of the genius behind it. It just doesn’t seem as if she cares as much about it. It seems as if she would be ok watching it on the TV via Blu-Ray disc, with special features, than spending the money to see it at the movies. I’ve waited to watch the movies with her in the hopes she would watch them in anticipation. But, she just falls asleep.
The timing may be the thing though. We are both agreed that the movies may not be appropriate for our girls to watch (I’d rather have them read them first, anyway) so we have to stay up late to watch them. This is already an advance toward defeat. She needs a fresh mind and early hours.
I have no clue how this is all gonna pan out. What I envision is us going to a midnight show, and paying $12 for what amounts to is a poor hotel room.