So kids are really kinda funny.
Rich and I watched a movie Sunday night called “300”. It was a manly kind of movie about the Spartans fighting the Persian army under the reign of King Xerxes of Persia. If you’ve read the Bible, you will know that Xerxes was an evil king. A disgusting human being.
Not that the movie is Biblical. It’s not. But it is somewhat historically correct even mentioning that King Darius of Persia was King Xerxes’ father. Cool. I was into it big time. I don’t mind gore. I want to be a nurse afterall so fight scenes don’t upset me — even beheadings.
I put the kids to bed at 9:00 as usual. Brianna kept asking me about the movie we were about to watch and I told her “it’s not a kid’s movie honey so you can’t watch it”. She said “is it a bad movie Mom”. I said “it is a bad movie for kids — it’s an adult movie”. She was fine with that and off to bed she went without a hitch. I made her promise she wouldn’t get out of bed because we wanted to watch this movie alone and “since it has monsters in it I don’t want you to be afraid”.
She stayed in bed even though I know like I know like I know that she was very curious. The girl never stays put once tucked in. She always has about 2 or 3 excuses to come into the family room. Last night, though, she listened to me. I was impressed.
The movie was fantastic!! There are a few sex scenes that might knock someone for a loop if those kinds of things disturb you. We fast forwarded through one of them to get on with the movie, but that’s just us.
The photography and camera work was phenomenal. I truly liked the movie. Truly. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but I ended up thinking it was really super cool.
Brianna asked about it a few more times on the way to school and I told her it was really good, but still not appropriate for a child. She wanted to see the cover of it, which I was sort of hesitant about, but I ended up handing it over to her explaining that the “monster” on the back died in the movie and that he isn’t real. She was mature about it and handled the scariness quite well. After dropping her off at school I returned it to Blockbuster.
When I picked her up from school today she was in such a great mood. They had a pajama party and watched two movies — Veggie Tales and Charlie Brown. They ate cookies and played games. She had a blast. Tomorrow is their official Christmas party and she’s looking forward to that too. Two days of utter goofiness at school. I remember those days. I am happy she’s having so much fun.
Once in the car she perked up and said “guess what Mom”.
In drops the bomb. Ready? Set. Go!
“I told my whole class that you and Daddy watched a bad movie last night. I told them it was an adult movie.”
She said this with a smile from ear to ear.
I choked on my tongue.
I laughed harder than I’ve laughed in a loooong time.
I called Rich and gave him a hearty laugh too.
I wonder what her teachers think now?
Christmas at the Reed’s house. Interesting. So very interesting.