Just as I was lying down to take a nap, Kaleb walked through the door after a long day at school. So much for resting. The first thing he tells me is that he was too sick to eat lunch. (please don't let it be the stomach flu) I voice that wish out loud but he tells me not to worry because he's not really sick. He just BECAME sick after watching part of the movie Jurassic Park 3. WHAT?!? I asked him what class did he see it in. Science. Hmmm...wasn't really aware that Jurassic Park 3 was on the curriculum. He continued to fill me in on all the gory detail which included body parts being ripped apart by these dinosaurs. No wonder he didn't have an appetite for lunch. The second half of the movie they finished towards the end of the day. Again he fills me in on all the horror. I'm sitting there listening, but feeling enraged that the school would allow a PG-13 movie to be shown with out parental consent. My kids have to be at least 13 to watch PG-13 and then the movie has to be approved before we will let them see it. I've seen the first Jurassic movie and it's scary. I just looked up the third and this is what it says about the rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi terror and violence
. Not just for terror and violence, INTENSE terror and violence. Firstly, (is that even a word?) I'm not a fan of movies being shown at school. I feel like kids spend way too much time in front of screens. School should be the LAST place they watch TV. (unless it has an educational purpose) Secondly, it's illegal to show a movie outside the privacy of your home unless you have a license to do so. I will be following up with that one. Thirdly, (I could go on and on) it's CHRISTMAS! If they were going to show a movie, couldn't they have picked the classic Charles Dickens', "A Christmas Carol"? (or something of the like) I'm annoyed. I did call the principle and we discussed the matter. Because the teacher's were already out the door, she will have to wait until after the break to follow up. You can bet I'll be calling first thing January 3, 2011. Any thoughts?