Squirrel is on a movie kick lately.
No Tom & Jerry, no Scooby Doo, no Bugs Bunny.
Squirrel has moved on to more mature viewing. After an 18 hour round trip ride to and from Oklahoma, I can understand why 15 minute cartoons simple don't cut it anymore.
It's his taste that has us concerned - Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau.
His latest addiction has been Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. He can't get enough of Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men. What 6 year old can sit still for 120 minutes? My six year old.
For years we have said that Squirrel had a 60 year old man trapped inside his body....and now I believe it.
We laid over in St Louis on our way to Oklahoma. We hopped in the truck to head south on a rather chilly morning. We were all buckled in and Squirrel says, "It's colder than a witches @#$!"
My jaw hit the floor.
"And just where did you hear that?" I demanded.
"Grumpy Old Men....."
"Well don't say that in kindergarten!"
"Well, duh mom. I know things like that will get my in trouble! It's just a figure of speech!"
Squirrel then proceeded to tell me that he would not call any of his friends a schmuck, putz, or moron like they did in the move. And that he wouldn't name all of the Hawaiian islands either.
Dear me, how many times has he watched these moves?!?!?
I admit it. I need to be a better parent and monitor what my children watch but on the other hand, it was just a "figure of speech". Squirrel didn't mention anything about killing anyone or setting someone's house on fire....so there are worse things I could let him watch.
Thanks to Jack and Walter for educating my children on what they will be like when they are 60!