I like having a story of my own to tell. Maybe it satisfies my desire to be quite 'impressive'. So here goes... It was my second try at watching a movie in the IMAX theatre nearby. The first time around the graphics and the incredibly uncontrollable volume scared the living daylights out of our one year old and I had to babysit her in the lobby.This time I anticipated a calm and fun viewing experience,as my mom and sister were babysitting her at home. What I didn't anticipate is that the transversus abdomini , the recti , the uterine muscles plus all the overlying layers of fat are no match for the penetrative effects of the sound this theatre produces...uggh! Baby number 2 was doing somersaults inside and I suddenly began to fear for the little one's fragile eardrums... so off I went with my big tummy full of this precious passenger , out into my home away from home,the IMAX lobby :P
As I sat there thinking of how good the movie was, how I was missing out, etc, A billboard for another movie caught my attention,the screen played silently. It said "Danger is real but fear is a choice"... I decided it was true that the loud sound could potentially harm baby but I could respond proactively by increasing the insulation against the sound by surrounding my torso and belly with sound absorbers! I grabbed three cushions off of the sofas in the lobby and waddled back into the movie hall with an exultant smirk :) These plus my sister-in-law's huge bag and shawl provided good soundproofing because there was no more frantic somersaulting inside. "Star Trek -Into Darkness" was thoroughly enjoyed.
Hmm...thankyou Smith boys, maybe I should watch "After Earth" and see your courage in action ;)