Monday, October 6, 2008

90% of Parenting Consists of Pointing Out the Obvious

Friday evening, 8pm

"I'm scared, Mom."

Uh-oh. Dangerous territory. Jacob being scared at 8pm means nightmares at 2am. "Scared of what?"

Jake let out a big, teary sigh then said, "The witch in Scooby Doo. And the mummy in Scooby Doo. We watched Scooby Doo at KidKare."

I took three deep breaths. Then I took two more. "Jacob, what happens every time you watch Scooby Doo?"

"I don't know. I get scared I guess. It's a scary show! It's really scary!"

"OK. It's really scary. And every time you watch it you get scared. So maybe you should just not watch it. I saw other boys playing outside. Why didn't you go outside?"

"Because Scooby Doo was on!"


Carrie said...

OMG, I can so relate...

Jen said...

After my brother's adventurous story from a couple weeks ago, I'm not sure they ever go out of that.

cheribear said...

I never, ever thought Scooby Doo was anything but scary. There are bad guys and scary things in every. single. episode.

Never once did I admit to my friends that I thought it was scary. Everyone else thought it was great and I was a freak.

Also, the people on it are weird looking. Unshaven. They run and walk awkwardly, like they cannot control their own bodies. Its not even pleasant to look at.

Christy said...

Carrie - I know! We should count how many times we say "What are you thinking" in one day. The other day, I caught Jake trying to climb a tree with a chair. Mama Obvious had to point out that it wasn't a terrific idea.

Jen - I think I missed that story! I need to catch up with your blog, I think.

Cheri - They do kind of lurch around, don't they?

Sara said...

It took me until my early thirties to realize I really shouldn't watch horror movies, so I'm with Jacob on his logic. :)

Christy said...

I didn't discover scary movies until I watched Psycho as an adult. Now, I love them. I just watch them through my fingers and only when Nick is home.