celluloid sitter

I’ve been thinking about all the childcare I provide for my kid lately. I like to keep her safe. This means I watch her, or someone I trust watches her.

This, was not the same for me. Let me preface by saying my mom loved me, and my friends moms loved them. It was a different time. A big trend amongst the newly divorced mamas was setting up your kid in the movie theater and their friend. You had a good two hours from drop off to pick up unless the mama’s *date* was getting dinner and banged, then you did a double feature. Roughly 5 hours. (i love the word *banged* btw)

I recall one mama setting us up in a theater in Manhattan Beach (claim to fame as the V.D. capitol in the U.S based on the # of stewardess per square mile). She left us for a double feature + a repeat. We were sleeping when she and the theater usher shined a flashlight in our face at 1 am.

Abuse? I don’t really know?

What was abusive is her choice of movies. Soylent Green, and Logan’s Run.  10 year olds.

No wonder I’m anxious and hate soy.

Published by Monkeyhugs101

mom, wife, writer, cowgirl, Kvetcher, in no particular order.

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