Mama's Losin' It has a thursday meme for Writer's Workshop- she gives you subjects to choose from to write about. I read through them and my brain responded to most, but my gut just went crazy when I read "Movies I should have previewed before letting my kids watch".
Five years ago, wedding crashers came out in the theater. My kids were twelve and nine. They had watched adult (pg, pg13, maybe R) movies before. Their dad like the goofy ones like "Old School", "Van Wilder" and "Waiting". So, they had seen their share of crude humor and an occasional boob. I of course, hate that directors feel they need to stick boobs into every movie- I do not wish to supply my son with porn via entertainment.
The first ten minutes of the movie is all clips of conquests they had had from various weddings. Boobs bouncing in the camera. Naked other parts. SEX SEX SEX> ack! I covered both my kids eyes wishing it to go away. nope. We waited it out- surely the whole movie can't be like that.
Later, the redhead starts stroking Vince Vaugn's wanker under the kitchen table. Ok- that's enough.
I took my kids out of the theater. My head was bowed in shame to be the bad mother that took her kids to see porn. Who knew it was so bad?
Their grandma knew. She had seen it already. She knew we were going to see it. (not MY mom- Ex's mom). She let me know after that those were the only bad parts. Everything else was OK.
We saw it later at home- covering heads with blankets, ears with fingers, and fast forwarding through the nasty bits.
I'd like to say I learned a lesson. But last month the 17 year old rented "The Goods"- about used car salesmen. Yep, you got it, more boobs. and other parts. and sex. ewwww- keep it in your own bedroom!