Storytelling: At the Drive-In
So, we know that you are probably wondering if these two crazy people take their cameras, like, everywhere? Yeah, sometimes we do. We have been visiting Haar's Drive-In, located in Dillsburg, PA since a wonderful friend and co-worker recommended it to us. On our first visit my son was small, now, he is 5 and his sister came along for the trip as well. We knew that Incredibles 2 was as good a reason to brave the heat as any, because #pixar. Chris can attest to the fact that despite not being athletically gifted, I have an inner competitiveness for non-sport achievement that is hard to match. That means we have to be there first, and early, and in the front row, or I will feel dissatisfied (sorry, Chris, for this personality trait) This also means that it is a long, hot wait for the show to start. During that time, as parents, you experience a wave of emotions that even the most poignant film cannot replicate. Excitement, exhaustion, regret, desperation, optimism, more desperation and then finally the lasting feeling of knowing that doing this crazy stuff is so worth it. You will explain what an hour is to small little beings that will never understand, you will bargain with sweets and snacks, you will temporarily resort to watching a show on your phone while waiting to watch a bigger show, and this will result in you feeling like a mom failure. Then, the golden pink sunset will come, the bugs will retire, and little sweaty sticky faces will light up when the movie comes on that big screen. Next, you and your spouse will somehow forget all the drama that just went down, agree that this is the best idea you have ever had and, in an insane twist, both talk about how you have to come back again. That right there is what the #momlife and #parentlife and raising good humans (no hashtag needed) is all about.