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One Downside to Raising an 11-Year-Old Boy

June 23rd, 2010 Posted in Family

Adam Sandler movies.

I submit to you: Bulletproof, Big Daddy, Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, Anger Management, Click, 50 First Dates, Chuck & Larry, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, and whatever else he’s inflicted on innocent, misguided viewers.

Ick, ick, ick.

I think he’s the worst, but most eleven-year-old boys love him. It’s a great divide. I went through it with my oldest boy, and somehow we’ll survive this stage with Gavin, too. It won’t be pretty. I’ll try to look away.

An aside: You know how many, many children’s book authors claim to have “never grown up.” I read that all the time in interviews, hear it in comments. They say things like, “I’m still an eleven-year-old at heart!”

Oh dear Lord.

That’s so not me. The Sandler movies would kill me.

  1. One Response to “One Downside to Raising an 11-Year-Old Boy”

  2. By Kurtis on Jun 23, 2010

    Conversely, I tell people I was born with a rake in my hand to shake at the other babies in the nursery.

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