While my wife was away at work tonight, the kids and I sat around the fire pit out back roasting marshmallows. Once the marshmallows were gone, Jake headed in to watch a movie. Kathryn and I sat and talked.
"Oh it is starting to feel like Halloween," I said. "I need to start watching some spooky movies!"
"What on earth for?" Kathryn replied.
"To get in the spirit of the season," I countered.
"Yuck! I hate gory movies. What's the point?"
"Well, I don't like gory movies either," I corrected. " I just like spooky. Besides, you've never even seen one."
"Yes I have, I came down one night and saw part of Heroes that you were watching. That was like rated R scary!" she said.
"Heroes isn't rated R and it isn't scary."
"To me it is!" Kathryn admitted.
"Which is why you are not allowed to watch it or other similar things," I said.
"One of the boys in my sixth grade class says he saw a rated X movie," Kathryn announced.
"Really? and what else did he say?" I inquired cautiously.
"Nothing, I think he was lying. I mean if I thought Heroes was rated R, then real rated R would give me nightmares for years. Rated X? How could anyone really want to watch something THAT scary!?"