My 16 year old Son
Posted by Lynne on August 20, 1998 at 12:05:32:
In response to A matter of age?, written by Cherie on August 19, 1998 at 15:46:40
] ] One sleepy Saturday afternoon, my two sons, 12 and 9, watched S & S with me. Afterwards I asked them which sister appealed to them most, and was I surprised!
[Both my sons identified most with Col. B. and not the 'blinky guy'. They were truly grossed out by Robert Ferrars.
My sixteen year old son had great sympathy for Colonel Brandon, too, but did kind of wonder why a man in his 30s would want a teenage girl..
Yet, I think he compared the plight of Brandon with his own. My son is always telling me that girls don't find him exciting enough, though they certainly think he is attractive and interesting. He has been become more particular, but many of the girls he would like to date have what he terms "a growth on their arm" (i.e. steady boyfriend). So, when he watched S&S with me, I think he he very well understood CB's despair watching the woman he wanted go for the more flamboyant, and of course, more sexual character.
In fact, he was recently discussing movies with a friend of his, and they were looking through our collection of stuff. The friend questioned S&S, wanting to know, I guess, whose movie this was, and my son told him, "My mom's, but I watched it, too...and it's pretty good. There's this poor guy called the Colonel who gets jerked around by everyone, and mostly by this girl who is our age...and who he is in love with." And the friend's eyes got really big, and said, "He could get into trouble with the police for that!"
- LOL! That is hilarious! nfm caitlin 13:24:05 8/20/98 (0)
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