How could I have gone so wrong as a parent? I worked so hard to raise my kids to the best of my abilities and then I fail them. I hang my head in shame because of this failure. I love them enough to admit this now. You see my kids are 10 and 11 and had never seen The Princess Bride, the greatest movie ever, until tonight.
Yes this is a tragedy. No “As you wish.” or R.O.U.S.s. I would blame the government, my parents, or maybe even my sister but alas I have no one to blame but myself. I just pray that since this oversight has been rectified that my kids will not end up as criminals.
And all this time, I’ve been hanging around you, thinking, ‘hey, he’s a good guy’. What I didn’t know was that you were a rebellious man, trying to prove your superiority over your children by denying this most precious gift from them.
By not allowing them the ‘You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.’ moment; they would never get the pleasure of using that on dear old dad at some point!
And my personal favorite.. ‘he’s only mostly dead’.
However, now that you have allowed them the joy of The Princess Bride; their lives will be truly enriched, and well, now when you use one of those quotes, (which I know you do in your everyday life) they will understand, and won’t think ‘my dad’s such a dork’ anymore. : )
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