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Out of the Blue

Babysitting the Smurf over the weekend included the funny experience of taking him to a completely inappropriate movie. We decided a trip to the theater was a good way to avoid the heat Saturday, and a call to his mother confirmed she was completely fine with him wanting to see Ted, in spite of him being a couple of weeks away from turning 12 and Ted having a well-earned R-rating. It was fine, as the movie has all sorts of childish "adult" humor, but probably nothing he hasn't seen or heard already, and he's such a smart, mature kid, it was obvious he kept it in perspective.

And for all our self-consciousness, no one seemed to care about a kid going to that movie: The girl selling the tickets asked his age just to see if he qualified for the discount for kids under 12. And I had prepared for this, saying we'd just pay full price rather than draw attention to us taking an 11-year-old to an R movie.

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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2012, 15:14 kanniballl
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 2, 2012, 12:31:
...It was fine, as the movie has all sorts of childish "adult" humor, but probably nothing he hasn't seen or heard already, and he's such a smart, mature kid, it was obvious he kept it in perspective....

Yeh, some parents need to realize that.

Chances are kids hear their parents/siblings/friends/students drop S-bombs, F-bombs, and worse throughout the year.

What I LOVE is when I've hear a parent drop an F-bomb in front of their kid... and shortly afterwards FREAK... THE... HECK... OUT at some random stranger who had the nerve to use that same language while talking to his buddy in ear-shot of their kid.

Seriously: grocery shopping. A father says to his wife, "I don't care, we don't need any more F'ing oranges." 5 minutes later, wife goes off on stranger for dropping the S-bomb in THE NEXT CASHIER LINE OVER from where she was.

Sigh

Meanwhile said parents probably let their kid watch HBO and such when they're not looking.

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