Marvel’s Avengers - Infinity War is one of the biggest movies out these days.  My son and I finally got to go see it Sunday.  But for me, the movie itself was secondary to the experience.

After days of asking my friends not to spoil it for me, I finally blocked out some time to go see it with my son.

Here’s why it was so important for me to go and see it at the theater…

Maverick and I have really gotten into watching these superhero movies over the last couple years.  We started out with Iron Man, and Captain America, then the Avengers just like everyone else.  But with my busy weekend schedule, it’s always been really hard to go and actually see them in the theater with the incredible sound system and huge screen.  There aren’t any other distractions in the theater.  Yeah…it’s more expensive, but in my opinion, worth it for a movie that you’re really going to enjoy.

So a couple weeks ago, one of Maverick’s friends had called and asked him if he would like to go and see “Black Panther” with him.  My wife says that Maverick didn’t even blink when he responded with, “I’m sorry I can’t, that’s something that I do with my dad.”

What???  As a dad, there’s nothing more that you want with your kids than to have “a thing” that you do.  So that’s our thing.

I know that was tough for him to do too.  He really likes the kid that asked him to go with him.  He was super excited about the movie.  So for him to say that he was going to wait until he could do it with his dad made me nearly explode in the best way possible.

We were definitely going to do that now.  I wasn’t going to let him miss out.

Some dads are really into this stuff.  They love the superheroes even as adults.  I'd be lying if I told you that I didn't like it.  It's entertaining.  I mean, I watched it when I was a kid.  I was a huge Hulk fan then and still am.  But my son is the reason I LOVE it.

So we did.  We not only went to see Black Panther, but yesterday I surprised him with tickets to see Infinity War.  The movie was incredible.  It was exactly what we were hoping for.  We talked about it the whole way home.

And now we will be talking about it for a really long time.  It’s our thing.  And I can’t wait until the next one comes out.