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Saturday, September 5, 2009

How To Make Movie Night Awkward

Last night we invited over the kids' best buddies for a movie night. They got to wear their pajamas and have dinner while sitting in the living room, watching a movie. It was going to be awesome.

Boo was particularly excited and kept reminding J that he was coming over on Friday night. Every morning, she wanted a countdown of the remaining days and then hours leading up to this wonderful occasion. She and the Boy were actually happy when I told them it was time to clean up the living room before their friends arrived.

The movie? Milo & Otis.

I got this movie earlier in the week while at Target. It starred a pug and I am crazy about pugs. And it was five bucks. Perfect!

I probably should have screened it before letting the kids watch...oh sure, the kitten and puppy get into all sorts of misadventures but it's a fun little romp - that is, until they fall in love. Not with each other, of course. Milo meets a pretty white kitten and Otis rescues a precocious pug with a fancy french name. Still...not so bad. Until the babies arrive.

That's right. Babies. They show the cat and dog giving birth. There's blood. There's gore. There's some really not cute little animals. Ewww.

Shortly after the births, the following conversation takes place:

J: This is weird.
Boo: Yeah. How did they get there?
Me: What?
Boo: How did the babies get there, Mom?
Me: Hey, who wants some CHOCOLATE?!?!

I was chased into the kitchen by screaming children who were now completely distracted from having "the talk."

This movie ranks right up there with Thomas and the Magic Railroad.


Mary said...

You are kidding me! It shows the birth? Not cute fuzzy puppies and kittens who magically appear already 10 weeks old with big eyes and fuzzy fur? Thanks for the warning, I never would have guessed!

I guess you can tell I haven't seen this movie yet either.

Emma said...

That is pretty funny and gross at the same time. I remember watching this movie as a kid but always thinking it was boring. I don't know if I sat through to the birth part. Good way to distract the kids, CHOCOLATE!

Kristina P. said...

Really? That sounds very odd.

sillyhaywardfamily said...

ha ha that is funny! I am going to send molly your way when she starts asking my the birds and the bees questions!!

Amber said...

Yes my boys are scarred for life, but at least Jermie and I had a nice quiet Friday evening :)

Debi said...

When I was 10 years old my REAL cat birthed kittens. My mother, (a very progressive woman) ran out into the neighborhood and called us and ALL the neighborhood children (we were 6-10 years old) to come and watch "the miracle of birth," as she called it. We all gathered around watching our momma cat have kittens. My mom explained how it didn't hurt animals at all and she kept exclaiming how beautiful it was and how God had this wonderful plan for all the creatures on the earth. She was so excited. It was one of the neatest things I ever saw and it totally prepared me in a natural way to know about having babies. I guess it came as a surprise on a tv show, but it's amazing how something as simple as an animal giving birth can be to prepare children in a natural way for reality.

Bonnie the Boss said...

Good to know, I guess this would be a good one to show the kids to start that talk, maybe not when the friends are there though!

The Head Eagle said...

I guess I know which show NOT to throw in the DVD player, until I'm ready to have "The Talk". Thanks for the warning!

I like the way you diverted their attention. Good save!

Karen said...

I did the same thing with "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". Does anyone remember that movie? BAD movie for kids!!

Mary said...

As soon as you said the title, I knew what was going to happen!!! Good save with the chocolate ;o)

Nat said...

I rented that movie and let the dudes watch it. They had a lot of questions about it, and I distracted them with pizza. What kind of kid show is that anyway?

Jo said...

That is good info! No Milo and Otis at our house.

Ashley said...

I forgot that about the movie! Yikes! I think it's a really cute movie, minus the birth part.
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elesa said...

Oh, that made me burst out laughing so loud my husband had to come see what was wrong with me.

"Who wants chocolate." I'm going to have to remember that one.

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