Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Transforming the Kid's Room

I suppose by now it's no secret that my little family is obsessed with Transformers. We've watched the cartoons, seen the movie, and ran around the house playing Autobot and Decepticon.

Yes - even I, the boring old mom, love the Transformers.

However, there was a slight problem with the last movie. The language was awful. It was totally uncalled-for, completely unnecessary to the plot, and the thing that made me maddest was that for a movie marketed to KIDS, it was just way too adult. Jeff & I debated for a long time whether to take Braeden to see it (I am so thankful that we saw it first). Finally we decided that we will buy it on DVD and watch it at home with him. We know we can't shield him from such things forever, and I would much rather him hear it in a controlled environment that lets us explain what a word means and why it is a bad thing to say.

For obvious reasons, Bebo was terribly disappointed that he wouldn't get to see the movie in the theaters. But he's a good kid, and when we explained about the language problem, he wasn't quite so upset.

Enter my friend Elle.

A couple of Sundays ago, she emailed me about a special sale for Transformers wall clings. Well, I took one look and knew that it would more than make up for not seeing the movie, so I placed the order. Besides, we've lived here for four months and haven't got a single thing on his bedroom walls! I finally got them up today, and I can't wait for my little man to get home tomorrow (he's been at Mom's all week) so he can see them. I'm pretty sure he'll be ecstatic.

Heck - even I think they're cool!

Optimus Prime



Anonymous said...

Squeeeee! Glad to help -- do let me know how the surprise goes over! :o)

AUsome mom said...

They are VERY cool!! I know he will love them! I can't believe a "kids" movie is full of that absurd language. It's so sad.