"Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of. but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards." --Robert Heinlein.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
My husband is a huge fan of The Simpsons. We own each available season on dvd, and the movie. My kids have seen select episodes and select scenes. They think it's great. I'm not especially proud that they know who Homer and Bart are. But it's not worth the battle with them and my husband. They've seen this scene from the movie (on youtube before the movie came out and on the movie now that we own it) where Homer dances his pet pig on the ceiling singing "Spider Pig" more times than I can count. While at Walmart (yes, I shop at Walmart) the other day, a boy, probably about 7, walked past me with his mom singing the "Spider Pig" song. Sadly, I'm pretty sure he's seen the whole movie, not just the one scene. Based on the fact that we were at Walmart, and that it was a Saturday night, he's probably scene much worse.
My husband was telling me a story about a man he works with, who, when he gets to the end of the day feels like he's being a crap parent, leaves the kids with his wife and runs to Walmart at 11 o'clock at night. That made me laugh.