Nothing really surprises me when it comes to my kids, but I seriously don't know what possesses them to do some of the crazy, stupid things they do. And sometimes, it's really really hard to be the parent and not laugh at those crazy, stupid things. (Cause let's be honest, some of them are pretty freaking hysterical!) The latest thing that made me go hmmm? My son decided to put on a little x-rated "show" during a baby shower we threw a few weeks ago.
So we were hosting a little gathering here at our house for some friends who are adopting a baby from Ethiopia. The adults were all happily chatting inside while the kids were sent outside to jump on the trampoline (and most importantly, to get out of our hair). I mistakenly thought everything was going pretty smoothly until I later learned just how my son, the comedian, was entertaining a handful of our younger guests.
Apparently, he was reenacting a scene from the movie "Brave" when he yanked down his drawers amongst a group of fellow nine year olds and said, "Feast your eyes on this!!!!" Funny? Yes. Appropriate? Not so much. Yeah, thanks, Disney Pixar for that little lesson in lewd behavior!
When I confronted my son, I tried as hard as I possibly could to stifle my nearly uncontrollable laughter. Like it or not, I had to assume my parental role in explaining just why his actions were totally not acceptable. And while I'm quite certain this little act will be a HUGE hit in his fraternity someday, I don't think it's gonna go over so well at the elementary school.