Friday, August 21, 2009

***Admit one ***

We had a really fun American Idol standards night with Neosho ward Wednesday.
It was really fun and very well done. They had a realistic panel of judges, lights and even music.
The contestants talent was their standard. Kevin was kind and looked for any opportunity to serve and do good deeds. There was also Taylor questionable flicks Hicks, who was booed off the stage for his soft view on rated R and PG 13 movies. There were 10 contestants some good and a couple not so good.
We had posters to cheer for Kevin and the movie thing really stuck with me.

It got me thinking and I had a little fun with it tonight.
The smell of pop corn filled the air and the kids were so ready for what ever I planned. I called them all out in the hall and gave them printed movie tickets and allowed them into the living room.
I told them that the movie we were about to watch was rated R, it had violence, lots of bad language and some nakedness, everyone ready? They looked at me in disbelief!
Brooklyn got up and said I am not watching that and left the room.
I called her back and told her good choice and rewarded her with a choice of candy.
The others quickly followed Brooklyn's example and left making and even bigger protest at the idea of an inappropriate movie. They were all rewarded.
I thanked them for making the right choice and told them that we wouldn't miss lead them but that no matter who it was who had a stupid idea, it was still a stupid idea and they had a right and responsibility to make the choice for them selves.
Then we enjoyed Race to Witch Mountain. I hope that they remember that every choice is theirs to make and not to follow the crowd.


Sheri said...

What a fun idea!

Mike and Marisa Compton said...

Good object lesson! I'm going to have to remember that for when the kids get older.