“I don’t want to go!”
“Me either!” chimed in the younger one.
The line inched forward. “We’re going.”
They found seats just as the trailers ceased, a bucket of popcorn in tow.
She held the 3-D glasses like soiled underwear. “I’m not wearing these.”
“You’ll need them to watch it,” he explained.
“This sucks. I want to go home,” added the younger one.
“Here have some popcorn.” He beamed last-ditch enthusiasm, waving the bucket under her nose. “It’s really good!”
The movie started. Her glasses found a perch.
Two hours passed.
“That was the greatest movie of ALL TIME, DAD!”
Picture of Gem by Kevin Baird.