katherine always has trouble going to sleep on sunday nights... probably because she stays up late on saturday night then sleeps in on sunday morning. last night was no different. at 10pm when she would normally be getting ready to go to bed and im for a while, she said she was wide awake and asked me if i wanted to watch a movie.
as i had mentioned in a blog several weeks ago, i'd bought six movies while on a shopping spree at best buy. well, four of those were a hugh grant box set, which included the movie, "love actually". the movie had been touted to me on several occasions; so, that's the one i put in for us to watch not realizing that it was rated 'r'. however, it didn't take long to figure out that it was given that the "f word" was used 6-8 times within the first five minutes of the movie (it only takes 2 for an 'r' rating).
hence, katherine, who is 15, looked at me with her right eyebrow arched and inquired about the rating...
WAIT A MINUTE!!! WHO'S THE MOTHER HERE???
oh, yeah, it's me... it was MY job to check out the rating; right???
therefore, i asked her if she wanted me to take it out and insert a different one.
"no, mom," she replied, "it's not like i've never heard the 'f word'!!!"
"ok," i said, "i was just wondering given the look on your face..."
it was less than five more minutes into the movie when one of the 10 sub-plots was introduced. an actress and actor were getting to know each other by filming... PORN???
ok, so, you'd think that at least one of those who'd touted the movie to me would have mentioned that this was NOT a movie to watch with katherine!!! just one???
"hmmmmmmmmm, this is awkward!!!" exclaimed katherine. and, it was!!!
"uh, YEAH!!!" i replied.
just when the characters had stopped cursing (for the most part), we were sitting here watching t and a!!! GREAT!!!
katherine looked back over at me with her eyebrow arched, still, "and, you said you didn't know if i should watch "juno"?!?!?
"kat, i didn't know; i'm turning if off, now" i conceded.
"no," she said, "it's no big deal."
SHOCK AND HORROR AT WHAT I WAS SEEING TAKING PLACE ON THE SCREEN WHILE SHE WAS LOOKING AT ME AND NOT THE SCREEN!!! :o
(i subtly pressed fast forward... as the other 9 sub plots were basically benign, and for all practical purposes the cursing had come to a halt.)
katherine is at an age that sometimes i am at a total loss as to what to do... what choices to make. she's not a little girl anymore; yet there are things i just don't approve of her seeing. i had to hit ff a couple of more times, and everything turned out ok, i guess:/
"love actually"... well, it's not rated "r" for nothing!!! however, i will have to admit that it was good movie. but, it is NOT a wholesome, feel good movie to watch with katherine like "the holiday" (one of my all-time faves), to which it had been compared.
anyway, after the movie, i turned out the lights and was puting away the movie. our house started shaking again... ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE??? i walked to my bedroom door and asked john if he'd felt it.
"no," he sleepily replied.
"i think we just had another one," i said.
thus, kat wanted me to sleep with her. so, we went and got into her bed. i turned on her tv; sure enough, it was confirmed we'd had what they labeled another "aftershock", which measured a 4.5.
notes to self... CHECK THE MOVIE BOX BEFORE YOU START WATCHING A MOVIE WITH KATHERINE. and, PUT TOGETHER A SURVIVAL KIT!!!
love and blessings,
dani (a normally conservative mother... NO, REALLY!!!)