Pin It youngest mancub. I wasn’t paying too much attention to the movie, but working on my post when one of the characters said something.
It was the one particular word that caught my attention.
This isn’t a word one uses in civilized conversation. In fact, this isn’t a word one uses in any type of normal conversation.
The mancub looked at me.
He asked me what that word meant.
A blankness flashed across my mind.
This was not a topic to be broached by someone to their friend’s kid because the subject matter. Heck, this wasn't even covered in the 5th or 6th grade maturation sessions at my elementary school.
I made ready to deflect the boy, letting him know that he should ask his dad at a later time what this particular thing was, but the mancub seemed to catch the gist and said, “Oh, I get it…this is something inappropriate, isn’t it?”
I concurred with the statement and felt a rush of pride in this boy as he went on to say, “Then I don’t think this is a movie we should be watching,” right before I was about to suggest changing to something else.
We watched The Incredibles instead.
I’m still proud of him for making that decision - and for parents who teach their children about making appropriate decisions...even when they aren't always there to help them do it.