I rented a movie to watch with the wife last night. I’ve been a big ball of stress the last little while (I had a fairly large task dropped on me at the last minute when I was told the day before that it was due around the 21st of this month) and really needed to unwind.
So we started watching it while the kids were awake (they’re 6 and 4 years old), figuring we’d send them to bed in a half hour. We figured the movie was called, “Four Christmases” so it should be fine.
We get through the first part and it’s okay, the kids are sort of watching but not really. Vince Vaughn is visiting his family where he’s ambushed by his brothers and then one of his brother’s kids who beats up him while he’s pinned.
Good wholesome scene for the kids.
Next up was Vince Vaughn telling his nephews that there was no Santa Claus.
My kids still believe in Santa (the wife makes me play along) so that scene was a bit of a shocker for myself and the wife. It didn’t seem to phase the kids though, so we didn’t make a big deal out of it. I’m not entirely sure they were really watching – more likely they were just happy to push bed time out some.
“He was only saying that to make the kid mad because the kids were beating him up,” was my explanation.
I think it worked, because they didn’t say anything about it. We’re quite good at telling them not to believe what they see on TV and they knew it was a comedy.
(They went to bed shortly after that.)