Last Wednesday night I had been invited to the screening of "What to Expect When You're Expecting" - a movie I actually wanted to see because most of the cast are great actors and I had also heard a lot about the movie. Anyway, hubby was supposed to go out and I had no sitter for the kids so I ended up turning down a set of VIP tickets.

I went along and gave a set away here on AME, one of my readers shouldn't have to miss out because I am! Monday afternoon I get a text from my friend Jennifer @couponmomcanada asking me what I am doing on Wednesday night. I had a feeling about what she was going to ask me so I told her I wasn't doing anything that I knew of. She asked me if I wanted to go see "What to Expect..." with her on Wednesday, she also got VIP screening tickets and thought it would be fun for us girls to get out and have an evening. 

I asked hubby if he was sure he was going to be going out on Wednesday and luckily enough it turned out plans changed and he wasn't going anywhere which worked out in our favour and I was able to join Jennifer for the screening!

She arrived at my house and we left right away, we decided to bus directly there but of course the closest bus was a 22 minute wait so we walked up a bit to the next stop. We waited a bit and the bus finally came. According to Google Maps on my iPhone this particular bus apparently took the same route as the original bus we were supposed to take. We were chatting away and I guess I either wasn't paying attention or the map was wrong but we passed our stop by a couple of streets. Oops, you have to know Jennifer and I - this happens a lot when we are out together but hey, it's all in good fun and we always get a good laugh after. So we took a little walk backwards and finally found the theater - just in the nick of time too, the theater was packed as they usually are for screenings.

The theater staff actually put the wrong movie on at first which was quite amusing. I didn't recognize either of the actors being in "What to Expect" in the short amount we saw. We got to see the first 30 seconds of 5 Year Engagement, now I will have to go see the rest. After a good laugh they finally got the movie going - we waited through two sets of previews for this! 

Everyone looked larger than life with the seats we had but the movie and evening was great nonetheless. I enjoyed the movie quite a bit as it focuses on the ins and outs of pregnancy, relationships during pregnancy and dads role in the whole parenting gig. There were moments that had us laughing, moments where I had to wipe a tear away and moments that just made me smile and remember living some of that myself when I was expecting. 

I won't ruin it by telling you what happens in the movie but if you are a mom-to-be or a seasoned mom, you will enjoy "What to Expect When You're Expecting" the movie.

After the movie we headed off to Tim Hortons for a hot coffee. It was a little bit of a chilly walk at first, I guess with the amount of people in the theater we had a lot of body heat keeping us warm (as Jenn pointed out). We caught a bus back to my place and had our coffee inside chit chatting before Jenn headed off on her way.

Thank you @CouponMomCanada for the lovely evening out, we will have to do it again before we hit the streets of Toronto for #Sccto and #BlissdomCanada this fall! :) 

Disclosure: Personal post by AME. I was invited for a night out with a friend and in no way obligated to write about the film in this post. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of AME.



  1. Oh miss Alyssa,
    The two of you are adorable together, must be why I was drawn to you!
    Can't wait to see you guys in TO for all the conference fun in October!
    The movie does sound fun and I have heard nothing but positive comments!
    Have a fabulous long weekend!
    Nerina :)

  2. Thank you for coming with me. It was a great night even with another "adventure" that we had. we will have to do it again soon. Have a great holiday Monday!


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