A couple weeks ago, Chuck and I decided to watch the movie Valentine's Day during the middle of the day when the kids were around. It's rated PG-13 for adult language and content (sexual, not violent). This is not their first exposure to a PG-13 movie because Chuck is all about Star Wars and the Marvel movies, so violence is just a part of life that the kids have been exposed to. I'm not thrilled about it, especially since George is getting exposed to it all at a much earlier age, but that's life. Interestingly, we have been more diligent about shielding them from sexual content. Not that we are ridiculously strict about it or anything. I mean, I was watching an episode of Friends with Evie when they mentioned finding their G-spot, which prompted Evie to ask, "What's a G-spot." Damn, was that uncomfortable. Anyway, if you aren't familiar with the movie Valentine's Day, let me give you a general description. It involves a handfull of people who are all randomly connected and follows them through their experiences on a single Valentine's Day. It is very cute, although didn't earn any Oscars.
The point is, that we watched it while they were playing around us.
SPOILER ALERT: One of the story lines follows a couple of gay men, one of whom is a sports guy. As the scenes progressed, Luke wondered about it, and we explained that he was a man who loved a man, just like there are women who love women, and men who love women and vice versa. He nodded his head in understanding. (By the way, this is not an invitation to debate gay relationships or marriage). So we continued watching the movie and near the end one of the characters tells another guy that the best course in love is to "marry your best friend." Chuck looked at Luke and Evie and said, "That's right."
They both looked at him. Then a twinkle shone in his eyes and he followed it up woth a joke, saying, "I tried to marry Tim, but when that didn't work, I married your mom instead."
Luke didn't pause when he asked earnestly, "So you tried to go gay?"
Chuck and I couldn't contain our laughter. I was dying. Finally we recovered enough to tell Luke that Chuck was just joking ant that he is not gay. Best laugh of the year, so far! Gotta love this kid...even if he is severely allergic to Mountain Cedear, as you can see here!