Friday, January 9, 2009

they say opposites attract

My husband and I grew up one town apart. His town was 10 miles from my town. Yet, we never met until we were teenagers. He was 17, and I was 16. We were inseparable from that time on. Prior to that, however, we were quite different. This fact was reiterated the other night when we were talking about our young teenage years.

You may remember that our community has a movie theatre. It has been here FOREVER. Like any small town, there are limited opportunities for fun (besides the theatre). Therefore, many nights were spent catching a movie by small-town Paradisians (especially of the under-16-and-therefore-not-driving-anywhere-age).

Or so I thought.

Kev and I were discussing this topic, when he told me how much fun it was to sneak out of the movie theatre. It was apparently the "golden hour" of the week--the time when youngsters were unsupervised and their parents unaware of their whereabouts. (And Kevin's should have been aware. . .)

I tried to sneak out once. The concession stand girl caught me. She was a friend of the family. I didn't try that again.

Kevin laughed. He went on to explain that really, you only had maybe 90 minutes of free time, because you had to sneak back in and get some "good" kid to tell you all about the movie.


It dawned on him slightly after it dawned on me. I was THAT kid. The sad part is that I never knew it. I always thought it was really weird that everyone asked me all about the movie. I mean, if they really wanted to know, why didn't they just stay and watch it?

Kev just shook his head and said, "I can't believe WE got married." Neither can I.


Elizabeth said...

You are hilarious, I love it! I was a "good girl" and my husband was pretty perfect too. Until we got together, then things got crazy!

I gave you a little shout out on my blog today. Check it out!

Debbie said...

That is such a cute story. My own kids seem to be naive like that! I love that about them. Me - I was the one sneaking out, of course.

Upstatemomof3 said...

I was the "good girl" too. I enjoyed life plenty, but pretty much always id what I was supposed to.

steffj89 said...

LOL ok sneaking out of the movie was probably the worst thing I ever did. C on the other hand would have scared the daylights out of me cause he was a bad kid...LOL its totally a good thing we didnt meet till our 30s. I would have never gone out with him when i was 17

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

I was the good one too. And I totally would've missed it when people asked me all about the movie.

CC said...

Great story. I was totally the good girl too. But then, so was my husband... ;)

Lorrie Veasey said...

Hahahaha. Men think that they want the girls that sneak out of the movies, but they ultimately want to marry the ones who can answer movie questions while playing Trivia Pursuit.

Jessica said...

I just read your "interview" at "We are THAT Family" and I actually laughed outloud. Are you sure we aren't related? ; ) I too feel like we are ALWAY sat a hospital or something dramatic is happening! What do people with "normal" lives do? Isn't that boring? ; )

AnneYarbs79 said...

Found you on WATF. This story is hilarious- My husbad and I are high school sweethearts, too. Can't tell you how many times I've tried to bring up a fun memory from back in the day and he "can't remember" (because he was that "bad boy")and I was the goody-goody. True opposites. So fun.

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Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Rachel! Yay you! Now you can add THAT Family Tree Society to your trophies. ;)

I loved your interview too. Hope this helps other THAT family people to get to know you.