November 23, 2009

How We React to Adversity and Danger

Last night we were all sitting in the living room watching the new Star Trek movie.  Our family rule with PG-13 movies is that Rob and I watch them first to preview them, then if they are okay with just a couple of bad parts we just diligently cover eyes and fast forward.  Frequently all the boys care about are the zooming space ships and stuff blowing up. Oh, and monsters.  They love monsters.

There is a great monster chase scene in Star Trek. Kirk is racing across ice fields from first a Big Furry Baddy quickly followed by Ginormous Slimey Baddy.  During these scenes we frequently yell at the television to encourage to protagonist to "run faster" or "jump higher" or whatever advice seems appropriate at the time.

In this case I was admiring what a good decision it was that he run away as fast as he could.
Me: I'd run, too, if that thing were chasing me.  How about you, Dad?
Rob: I'd run, definitely.
Me: What about you, Julius?
Julius: Oh yeah, I'd run.
Me: What about you, Tristan?
Tristan: I'd punch him in the penis!
I'm still trying to decide whether that makes him a whole lot braver than the rest of the family or just less smart.

16 comments:

  1. All I know is that when I plan on facing any kind danger, I'm taking Tristan with me ... at least the guy has a plan!

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  2. Whatever you do, don't get that kid a Wii!

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  3. If nothing else, Tristan understands vulnerability.

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  4. Yep, Tristan has zeroed in on the weak spot of any baddy.

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  5. Tristan never ceases to give me a good laugh!
    (Sometimes, are you sorry that you ever taught him the word?)

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  6. I would agree with braver. He knows what he's doing. I want to know how the conversation went on AFTER Tristan said that. Haha.

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  7. Lamazeteacher, I am FREQUENTLY sorry we taught him that word. :)

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  8. Bwhahahahahahahahaha! I so wasn't expecting that! Tristan for Secretary of Defense! Bad dudes, beware your privates (I won't use that word)!

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  9. Wow. Those Baddies must be pretty anatomically . . . interesting.

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  10. Hey Tristan is ahead of the game. Isn't that one of the defense tactics they teach a woman in case she gets attacked?

    And being that Tristan is young, he's about the right height for said attack! LOL!

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  11. hilarious! my kids have given that defense tactic before thinking that is a perfect way to fend off danger or bad guys. glad it's not just my kids that came up with that.

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  12. I linked this story to my blog. I hope you dont mint. I thought it was so funny!

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  13. I laughed so hard at this entry. What a great moment to have recorded for you family history!

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