Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Overprotective? Me?

I tend to be pretty overprotective. Yes, I know you're shocked. Me. The gal who got shit because I didn't want my kids to ride in a convertible because I think it is dangerous. Me. The gal who freaks if my children aren't within arm's reach at all time.

But, then there are times when I think I'm ready to hand the children some steak knives to juggle compared to other parents.

Like this guy. He and his wife, apparently, had some issues with letting their 3-year-old see Kung Fu Panda. You gotta be kidding me. To quote the author: The combat is fast, furious and carries on throughout, with every blow landing more emphatically than the last. The villain's destructive bent is forceful, sinister and intimidating.

Oh gees louise, dude. Your kid sees worse than that on Spongebob and don't tell me that you don't let him see Nick. Please. And, God forbid, the child was pretending to do Kung Fu moves, too. Oh no, let's go find something emasculating and let him become more metrosexual. *rolling my eyes* One of the things I like about the martial arts is that students are trained NOT to attack people and look for fights. It is about discipline and self-defense. I could be taking this a little too personally as all three of my children have studied American Karate at some point (two of them are still doing it). *sigh*

These people probably don't let their son play with toy guns either. But, I guarantee if the kid finds a stick shaped the right way at the park, he is shooting the make believe bad guys with it. Speaking from experience here. Uzz and I had these idealistic expectations and didn't want to buy toy guns for Pickle. But, before age 2, he was "yootin" the bad guys with a stick he found. *shrug* So far, he hasn't gone Columbine on us. He's far too emo for that, but that is a whole othe blog post.

Anyway. The whole premise of the post was to say how much I enjoyed Kung Fu Panda. Really really good. Far and away my favorite Jack Black project. Good stuff. Also made me hungry for some flat noodles, too, ironically.


  • At 10:16 AM, June 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There's no fighting in Spongebob....

  • At 10:56 AM, June 10, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    You clearly don't watch Spongebob as much as I do. There is the bully who wanted to kill Spongebob. There are the old superhero guys and there are battles. Trust me, there is violence in Spongebob and you must just be missing it. I don't see Kung Fu Panda as any worse than Spongebob.


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