Sunday, October 23, 2011

To be Grumpy or Grumpier

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 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!


  1. My son loves that movie, too! Those are movies that I can watch over and over again...