|Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colorado|
|Legarreta & Rohrs|
Legarreta said, "We have to go out. We have to do things. You don't think you're going to get shot. You're just living your life."
We are new parents, living in a state with few friends and no family. We don't have a babysitter on call. Sure, we could find a complete stranger online and give them our child to tend to for the evening, but we're just not comfortable with that yet. Right now, it's just the three of us...and we completely understand how this Colorado family thinks. If we want to do something together, we have to take Colt with us.
We love movies! Before Colt was born, you would find us at advanced screenings on nearly a weekly basis. Since our duo became a trio we have to do things a little differently. We haven't been brave enough to take Colt to a "real" movie theater, but we have discovered a loophole to still enjoying our favorite flicks on the big screen...and not being forced to wait for the Redbox. One of the perks of living in our area is that there are several drive-in movie theaters. Have a screaming kid? Just roll up your car windows. Perfect for parents!
We are incredibly fortunate that Colt is an easy going baby. He doesn't seem to mind traveling and generally goes with the flow. Pack the Boppy, bottles and a snuggly blanket and the kid is set. He doesn't mind stretching out in the backseat, but really prefers someone holding him.
We can certainly empathize with Legarreta & Rohrs' situation and are thankful that their children are ok. Legarreta is right, you do have to live your life once you have children. Sure, there are some things you can't do once you're a parent, but don't forget...we're people too.
*Image credits courtesy of ABC News & The Christian Science Monitor.