Last night, Mary casually suggested that we turn our computers off and go to see Scream 4. Cue my blood curdling scream.
I sort of have a dirty little secret. If you ask me if I like horror movies, I’ll tell you that I love ’em! That I watch ’em all the time!! But the truth is, I haven’t really SEEN all of movies I say I have. I may have been in the room with the movie- but for the most part, my eyes were shut, my hands were over my ears, and there was a blanket wrapped tightly around my head as an added precaution- just in case any light or sound got through. So yeah, I love horror movies!! :)
Well, last night. I had to put my money where my mouth is. I was NOT going to be the one who spoiled the night, the one who stayed home and watched the Food Network while J&M were out at the movies. Besides, I wasn’t about to miss out on movie theatre popcorn and a large box of sour patch kids!! And so I found myself sitting in a darkened movie theatre next to Justin and Mary panicking as the previews rolled. I wanted to run, to scream, to do something that would make them stop the movie. But it was too late. So I just looked at over at Mary who smiled reassuringly back at me, resisted the urge to jump into her lap, and wrapped my blanket tightly around my shoulders (yes, I brought a blanket with me to the movie theatre).
And as the credits rolled almost two hours later and I packed my blanket away. I found myself looking at J&M and smiling. I came, I saw, I conquered. Maybe I couldn’t have done it without a good old fashioned security blanket to hide my face in, but I did it! I screamed, and I jumped, and I laughed along with the best of them. And more importantly, I had a good time. Ya know, in that, I won’t be able to sleep for the next two weeks kinda way! :)
So tell me, what is one thing that scares you so much you need a security blanket? I promise I won’t tell!! :)