I want to let you in about my little obsession, it’s the movie “300”. I must have watched it a hundred times already (It’s also currently playing on HBO this April) and I can even say out the lines along with them. Who wouldn’t be mesmerized with 300 almost naked, rippled, six-pack men running, shouting and brandishing their long swords? I guess if you have a body as awesome as that, why would you want to hide it under robes, right? (Hee!)
Another reason why I am so fascinated with this movie is because it “somehow” tells me how to raise my son. My son is 10 years old. He’s a sweetheart, but being an only child, I fear I’ve been too soft on him. I’m big on hugs, and at night before going to bed, my son and I like to talk, tell stories, and tickle each other until he gives up.
Watching King Leonidas in 300, I feel a little guilty that perhaps I should have raised him differently. But what do I know about raising men? When Huz is too busy to spend time with him, what’s a mom to do to help his little boy grow up as a man?
Last night my son said to me that when he grows up he doesnt want to get married so he could stay close to me. I know kids can easily change their minds, but I felt a slight prick of fear when he said that, afraid that he might really be serious.
I almost wish I could send him off to a “Sparta Summer Camp” to toughen him up a little. He’s a great kid, too much of a mommy’s boy though 🙂