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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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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2012, 18:05 Lorcin
 
My wife watched Texas Chainsaw Massacre when she was 7 - I had VERY controlling parents who wouldn't even let me watch Saturday morning TV on 1 of the 3 channels we had back then.

Needless to say my kids watch what they want - ie my son watched Aliens when he was 9.
 
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