It seems to be a movie themed weekend around town. The Evil Twin and I watched Sweeney Todd last night and even at about two hours long, it passed by like no time.
In this Tim Burton directed film, it is much like all of Burton's movies - dark, gritty, gloomy but with a wry sense of humor thrown in at unexpected times.
I can't really go into it too much, 'cause I don't want to give it away, but it's an interesting take on an age old dilemma (spurned party returns for revenge). Not something the kids'll need to see - it's fairly bloody and the ending is quite tragic.
Speaking of kids, I had bought a book for Buddy a few months ago: What's The Big Secret about sex and whatnot. It's written by the same guy who does the "Arthur" series and his wife, but it's not a little kid book. It's pretty straight forward, a bit too much info for my liking in some parts.
He is ten years old and I suppose I'd rather he get the right story from a book or from us than crazy, wrong info from friends. I'd like to think the kids at Catholic school don't know about any of this stuff, but I'm sure they're just as bad if not worse than any other kid. Hee.
I'm just really not ready for this. But, I have to think back and I do know that by the time I was his age, I knew the true scoop. Not because my parents were these amazingly open-minded individuals, but because they felt a love of books trumped any other love in life - nothing I ever read was censored. Ever.
One thing my dad and I did together, just the two of us, was visit the local library at least once every two weeks. I would check out as many books as my little arms could carry. And, I checked out books from all over the library, not just the kids' section.
I received quite an education reading all those books. It didn't turn me into some twisted monster (just helped develop my sick sense of humor a bit, I suppose), so I'm fairly sure that Buddy will do okay with this new information.
I gave him the book, told him to read it and to come to us if he had questions afterward. I hope there are no questions - ha ha - or at least none while the Evil Twin is at work. I told him that he would get to have "the talk" with Buddy and that I would take the driver's seat when it came time for Sissy to know stuff. I think that's fair.