Saturday, November 3, 2007

Martian child.. he is not.

Last night I went to the movies with 2 girlfriends of mine. We saw Martian Child with my nerdy crush John Cusack. It was a terrific film. It has been a long time since I have seen a movie that made me laugh out loud and get a little teary. Aside from starring John and having that going for it.. It was also very strangely a little reality check for me. You see.. I have a very independent and unique son. As I am sure most of you out there that have children would say you do as well. Its probably true. I think we all think our children are from mars from time to time. If you read my Halloween post you will see that I recently had this very thought. I often wonder if my child is "normal" by societys standards, not mine. But I realized that the things that make him unique are the very things that make him the wonderfully perfect little boy he is. I know that when he is older and on his own, that individuality that I so struggle with from a day to day basis will be a strong point and I will be thankful for that.
I am lucky that my child is healthy and happy. And that is all that really matters. Is it really worth arguing over wearing a Halloween costume? Will it really effect his future as a decent human being? I dont think so. I have realized that it is more my search for approval from the Parenting patrol. I for sure would get an A+ for effort. In conclusion.. Go see Martian child... Fantastic movie, Cutie patootie John Cusack, will make your strange child seem "normal" .


Kim said...

Of course he's not! :-)

Kevin & Jennifer said...

I had no idea it hit so close to home! Jakob is a wonderfully unique, determined little individual with a kind, patient, and loving mom. What could possibly be wrong with that?