Received Friday, January 19, 2007
The 4:00 PM showing of Night at the Museum at the Kerasotes City North Theatre in Chicago on 1/18.
The nanny had red hair cut in a pixie like style in the front but shoulder length in back. She was wearing black. Black jacket with fur of faux fur trim. African American or Bi Racial. Medium height and weight.
The children- there were two. A girl of 7-9 and a boy of 4-6. The girl has long brown hair and on a pink sweater and a pink bubble like jacket. The boy had an old fashioned boy haircut, freckles on his nose, a grey puffy jacket with two oversized square pockets across the chest and a red bead at the end of the drawstring.
At the concession counter the nanny and girl were placing an order and the boy asked for something. I noticed straight away the nanny ignored him. Then she put her finger in his face to point stiffly at him. 2 minutes later the nanny and girl were going to the restroom and the had the boy outside of the restroom and the nanny was loading him up with things to hold while they went to the bathroom. It wasn't the easiest task for a kid of his age (two drinks and a popcorn). When the boy squirmed, the nanny again put her finger in his face. She also said "Do not move". Then the nanny and girl come out and the boy had used his mouth to eat some popcorn off the top. I am not saying that is right or sanitary but the nanny yanked it away from him, again put the finger in his face and said something to him I didn't hear. He said something back to her and she put her right hand on his jacket shoulder and said something that looked very scary. The jacket was puffy so I don't think she could have hurt him. The whole thing was unnecessary. Wouldn't a better nanny have organized a trip to the theatre better and treated both children equally? The boy never went to the restroom before, why didn't she think of that? I am sure he had to go during the movie and again got an angry finger from her for that. Parents, remind your children to look out for their siblings!