Friday, February 20, 2015

Parenting Advice from Billy Bob Thorton

I will take parenting advice anywhere I can get it but never in my life would I think that I would get sage words from Billly Bob Thorton, but it is true.

Thorton plays a hit man in the FX remake of Fargo. A character from the past, Lester, wants to reveal him. Thorton looks at him with dead eyes and says “Is this what you want? Lester? Is this what you want? Yes or no?” Needless to say things don’t go well for Lester. You can see a really bad quality version of the scene here. Careful, it is gruesome!

I tried this on Prince #3. He was gearing up for some sort of adolescent angst riddled argument. It probably had to do with his aversion to showering after basketball practice. Really? Isn't showering what boys his age love to do? Are we out of shampoo again? Eww, eww, eww! 

I fixed him with my most deadly Mom stare. "Is this what you want? (pause, pause, pause) Christopher? (pause, pause, pause) Is this what you want?" 

I didn't even get to "Yes or no?" He tripped over himself sprinting down the hall.

You don’t challenge hit men and you don’t challenge Mom.         

1 comment:

-blessed holy socks, the non-perishable-zealot said...

High, girl!
Wouldn’tya love an eternity of aplomBombs??
An extraordinary DHTML @ warp-speed
with no zooillogical-expiration-date?
With an IQ much higher than K2?
Here’s what the prolific GODy sed:

“Faith, hope, and love,
the greatest of these is love -
jump into faith...
and you'll see with love”
Doesn’t matter if you don’t believe
(what I write);
God believes in you.
God. Blessa. Youse -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL
Meet me Upstairs, girl, where the Son never goes down…