Why Target Needs to Rearrange Their DVD Section.
I popped into Target the day after Thanksgiving, to buy Ice Age for Luca. He kept wanting to buy it on our Apple TV, so it was either buy the DVD or go bankrupt from the daily charge of $2.99.
After locating the very last Ice Age in the store, and thankfully so because, hello, Kim Jong, I quickly scanned the rest of the Children’s and Family Favorites sections, to see if there were any other
babysitters movies for Luca. My eyes immediately fell on Batman. Score! He loves him some superheroes, so I knew it would be a hit.
Sure enough, the moment we walked in the door, he insisted on watching it. I had some work to finish up, so the timing was perfect. I settled in next to him on the couch. He with his popcorn, me with my MacBook.
With one ear on the movie, making sure it wasn’t too violent or dark, I typed away on my keyboard. I did heard the word “crap” early on and was a bit taken aback by it. But, against my better judgement, I let Batman keep rolling and went back to my work.
It wasn’t until I heard, “Cheer you up, mister?” that I began to realize things were not so, um, family friendly. As I was frantically searching for the remote, Luca sat slack-jawed on the couch completely engrossed in the animated flick.
And this is what came next…
Luca threw the tantrum of the year when I cut it off and begged me to keep watching it.
No, you may not watch a move with pimps and prostitutes, dear. It’s for big people, honey. Now, how about that Ice Age?
I’m a little nervous now about how much Luca retained. I’m pretty much expecting to get a call from his teacher saying he bitch-slapped poor little Sally in the sandbox because she took his shovel.
But, I learned a few things from this little movie mix-up.
I need to be more vigilant about checking the ratings before I buy Luca movies, because, apparently, cartoons have hookers, too. Who knew?
Target might want to think about rearranging their DVD collection. Maybe, you know, take movies like this out of the Family Favorites section.
And, I totally win at parenting. Obviously.