Monday, December 20, 2010

"Home Alone" And The Bloody Nose

"Pause the movie!" The blood seemed to be pouring out of Bobby's nose as he rushed to the kitchen for a stack of napkins. Last evening we sat to watch yet another fun Christmas movie - "Home Alone." I had serious reservations about allowing my youngest son to watch this movie. The premise ~ Two home burglars making their way through a ritzy Chicago neighborhood while families were on vacation, outwitted by a smart kid who was accidentally left home while his family flew to Paris.

This movie is filled to the brim with slapstick violence inflicted on the "bad guys" by the boy who was left at home. Because our son is quick to memorize story lines and replicate movie scenes, we've intentionally left this one off the "must watch" list each Christmas.  Action movies affect most kids but like everything else, the effects are intensified with ADHD kids! 

"Home Alone" wasn't even over and our boys were wrestling in the recliner when "something" happened. Neither boy recalls exactly what they were doing, (of course not) but Bobby grabbed his face, dashing to the kitchen in pain. Blood was dripping on the floor. Took 30 minutes to end that bloody nose I swear was triggered by watching a "fun" holiday movie. Tonight's movie will be calmer. I'm looking for the 1969 "Frosty the Snowman" right now!

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