Thursday, November 3, 2011

17 Tantrum Thursday

Today's Tanrtum - Movie Ratings!

As many of you know I have young kids, may not so young now, but still!  I have a 6 year old boy, Monster, who is in-love with guns and swards.  He is also very emotional when it come to people.  We have limited - VERY - limited his exposure to violence, blood and gore.  Then there is my 11 year old daughter, Aye.  She is on the verge of becoming a teenager and yet she is still so much a kid.  

When we do go to the movies we try to find something appropriate for the whole family.  I am so shocked at how the ratings have changed.  When I was a kid PG meant basically there was NOTHING in there.  NO language, no blood, no violence, basically nothing offensive.  These days PG means something totally different!  

We went over the summer, just hubby and I, to a movie called Cowboys & Aliens over the summer.  I LOVED the movie, but then when I looked at my ticket it was marked PG-13.  Now let me tell you what this movie had in it:
BLOOD - lots of blood
Scary Aliens - like the ALIEN type of Aliens
More Blood 
and More Cussing

Now let me say, again, I LOVED the movie, BUT.... for my kids, NO WAY!  I realise that this is rated PG-13, but still!  For me I would say that this was a R or R+ movie.  

The new rating scale has changed so much.  When I was a kid there was not even any 'adult' sitcoms on before 8pm.  Now shows are on at 6pm that I do NOT want me kids to watch!  For us it is DISNEY channel and DVD's most evenings.  

And please do NOT ask me to talk about the level of cussing, nudity and blood on the TV now.  What happened to 'responsible' Movies and TV Show?


I have several thing I am working on, including a new custom order, however, I can NOT post photos yet (client asked me not to) so I'll have to show off later!  :~)  

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Today I am doing hops!!


Remember today to tell those around you that you love them... there is only TODAY! ~KM


  1. Very interesting post. I am also amazed at the television shows and movies that are rated only PG -13! I am now Following you on Twitter and Networked Blogs. I have also become a Fan of your Facebook Page. I started a Facebook Page last Saturday. Take care and have a good Thursday.

  2. Thank you for joining in on the hope today. I look forward to having you a next weeks co host. We don't have any children at home. But we are always very careful about what we let our grandchildren watch when they are with us. Sometimes we'll say no, and they will say " we watch CSI at home why can't w watch it here"........Hugs and smooches, Katherine

  3. I totally agree, we usually ask other parents who have seen the movie/show because the ratings mean little these days!

  4. @Judy Haughton-James

    Thank you! I'll be over to check out your blog in just a few! ~KM

  5. @Katherines Corner

    I understand! Between the regular news, video games and such it is almost hard to keep it away! ~KM

  6. @claudia b

    Yep, we do too, but I have found that different people have such a different tolerance level than we do! Thanks for stopping by! ~KM

  7. I am your newest follower via GFC from Katherines Corner blog hop, stopping by from Couponing From Florida to Michigan. I would love a follow back.

  8. I am blog hopping & following you from Katherine's Corner. Growing Old With Grace Hugs, GraceinAZ

  9. Hi there, I wanted to stop by and thank you for following my blog, I am now a Follower on NB as well as GFC and Twitter. Have a great week, Karren
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  10. New follower! thanks for coming by and following.

  11. Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog at mamas*little*treasures! I'm your newest follower ;o) Looking forward to connecting with you again while we are all out "hoppng" around the blogosphere! Nina @ mamas*little*treasures

  12. Thanks for the follow! I've returned it and look forward to reading more of your blog.

    C&A was a fun action movie-- I don't remember all that in it though other than scary aliens. Violence is a part of action films so I don't even count that. My six year old wasn't at all bothered by it-- but the the faux science tv shows about aliens give him the creeps. So he isn't allowed to watch those anymore.


  13. "Yep, we do too, but I have found that different people have such a different tolerance level than we do! Thanks for stopping by! ~KM"

    This is true. I am constantly amazed by parents bringing little kids to movies I would never bring my own to! Have a great weekend!

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  15. sigh..they wonder why the kids grow up to fast now a days, and know things they shouldn't

  16. This is such an informative post. I am so happy I was finally able to come and play on your blog! Thanks so much for your patience, but I have been up to my elbows in meetings! I am hoping to get back into blogging more next week. I do not blame you for your rant, actually. When my girls were younger, I looked to The Movie Mom to help make good choices in movie viewing. Your blog rocks! I love it! :D

    Ricki Jill


Thank you so much for reading my post and leaving a comment. THANK YOU and enjoy!! ~KM

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