Sunday, April 25, 2010

Life Lessons From a 13 Year Old

My daughter was watching 'Finding Nemo' with her little brother yesterday. For the elevently-millionth time. When it was over, she joined me at the table and became chatty.

"Wow, Mom. It's too bad what Coral did to Marlin, huh?"

I replied, "What, getting eaten by a large fish while trying to save her children? Yeah, what a bitch." (I can say "bitch" to my daughter because of her age. With Middle I would have censored to "slut". No, just kidding!)

"Mom, how can you say that? It's obvious that the large fish was Coral's lover. She told him she was trying to end things with Marlin, but when he saw the large home that she and Marlin had just bought he went crazy. Coral took her eggs and went with her lover!" the hell do I respond to that?....

"Oh!" I say. "What about the Nemo egg that gets left behind?! Hmm? What about that?"

"Mom, she forgot that one. She didn't see it and they had to leave in a hurry. Sheesh!"

I think I need to start taking more of an interest in what she's reading.