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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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19. Re: And now for something completely off-topic Jul 2, 2012, 19:13 Lorcin
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 2, 2012, 18:59:

eh, being a "gun dog" doens't matter 1 bit. I have 3 gun dogs, and 1 of my 3 is the biggest baby in the world. Rain, wind, firworks, thunder, etc. It is a nightmare. Nothing works. The best I can do for him is put a blanket in the bathroom and leave a radio on in there for him. I also open the basement door and have made a safe spot for him to hid in with a blanket from his kennel and a radio. Poor kid.

yours, like mine, must be defective. People regularly train Labs to guide blind people - we still struggle to keep ours from eating the children's socks and knickers.
 
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