|Once a school, this building now holds our village offices and public library.|
The movies don't show to a packed house, though they are free and usually a current DVD release. Despite the thin crowds, we know we need to go early if we want good seats. The competition is fierce in that little library.
The library boasts ownership of eight bean bag chairs.
As you can imagine, this is where all the kids want to sit.
While the adults wearily slide onto the folding chairs that line the perimeter of the room, the kids jockey for a bean bag chair and, if they happen to snag one, cling to it like lichen on a rock formation. If a late arrival is feeling bold, he'll try to slip onto a bean bag when the original occupant naively gets up to help herself to popcorn or a juice box. Sometimes he gets away with it, sometimes not, but you can bet the original occupant won't ever make that mistake again.
There's just something about a bean bag chair we all love. Is it the comfort level? That's probably part of it. It probably also has something to do with the fact that you can sprawl any which way and it will gently mold to the shape of your body. There are no rules for sitting in a bean bag chair. You can sit upside down, sideways, curled up or stretched out and still feel snug and cozy. No wonder the kids fight over them!
I think the next time we go to family movie night the adults ought to snag the bean bag chairs and leave the folding chairs for the kids. Now that would be relaxing!
Or, maybe I should recreate the experience at home for my family with bean bag chairs, popcorn and juice boxes for all. There will only be one rule. No fighting over chairs allowed, of course.
Disclosure - I was compensated for this blog post, but all opinions expressed are my own.