Last Saturday, Miss Angela decided she wanted to watch the Exorcist. OK - that kicked me out of the Mom-of-the-Year running right there - because I let her! (remember, she'll be 14 in 2 months)
She'd been watching it for a good 45 minutes when she wandered into my bedroom (yes - I also let her watch it alone!) and told me it was rather boring. I asked her what year it was made. She went & looked. 1973. Neat - the year I was born! I told her that (gulp) old movies aren't all blood & gore & slashers like they are now. They're scarier because you have to use your imagination.
So she went back to the living room. Probably 1/2 hour later she was back. Apparently she found a scary part! She came in & said "Mom....I knew there was a reason I don't like to watch scary movies after dark!!". She had already turned it off. I told her I hope she didn't need to sleep in my bed! She said no. But then asked if she could sleep on the couch. LOL! But first I told her to watch something happy so it wasn't so fresh in her mind.
So last night after dinner, she asked if I would watch the rest of the Exorcist with her. So I did. I'd never seen all of it myself, just bits & pieces - like the girl's head spinning around & the green projectile vomit.
I took great joy in freaking her out - bad mommy!! In one scene before the big exorcism scene at the end, Father Karras is breaking the bread for communion. OK, I was raised Catholic, so I knew the scripture he was reading and proceeded to say the lines before the actor did. Angel looked at me with her eyes like saucers & asked however did I know what he was going to say??? She was so amazed! I just waggled my eyebrows at her & finished the scripture. I finally laughed & told her what he was doing and why I knew it. She is so funny!
I think she may be done with scary movies for a while. Altho I think she's intrigued with the thought of part II.......