"We got a phone call from the school today. My husband hid in the bedroom with his phone so I wouldn't know he got the call and jump in to take over.
The counselor's problem: Goofy threatened to kill a kid today.
The threat: "Let's play Jason! I'll kill you and you kill me!"
Goofy doesn't see a problem but thinks whatever it is is my fault for recording the movie for him *because Dad says it's the movie's fault.
My husband thinks the problem is my parenting.
I think the problem is I didn't get written documentation of the "incident." How am I going to prove that my kid is so not normal when they don't send me documentation!?
I am GOING to the school tomorrow."
Let me note here that the post is partial sarcasm and total humor. Those 2 guys both really swear it's my fault, the counselor was actually upset, I would love documentation of this because IT'S NORMAL!!!
So, let's move on to the comment...
"Wait - your schoolchild has seen Friday 13th? That's 18-rated for a reason.
Kids don't need to see this stuff because it comes out in their behaviour.
It's not the killing each other I have a problem with - all little boys do that - it's the serial killer reference point. If he was talking about Jason and the Argonauts, please forgive me."
Serial killer. hm. there's a thought. and here I always thought he would be an arsonist since he's also obsessed with fire... just like every one of his brothers before him. Oh, wait... and his uncle... his 2nd cousins... great uncles... shit, I wonder if that could possibly be normal, too? No matter, let's move on to the question...
Yes. and not just "schoolchild"... my "7 year old" loves the movie. Also, as indicated in Jason the Hamster's name, Freddy. and anything zombies. Zombieland, Walking Dead, I don't even know what all he's watched because I can't watch them. Don't worry, he doesn't love all the classics, Michael Meyers is a douche.
He plays videos on youtube, one of his favorites is Jason and Freddy fighting and then Carrie comes and kills them both. Not that he knows who Carrie is yet, she's boring. His favorite video game is Black Ops 2: Nuke Town. (surprise: it's zombies)
I understand the worry, if this had been Walter, I would have freaked out and worried about his mental health. I would have been on the phone looking for some sort of therapy to fix my serial killer in the making. (not exaggerating. been there.) but Goofy is boy #5. We've been through this many, many times and I have learned it's normal...ish. especially when you only have older brothers who have older interests and an older brother with much younger interests.
Goofy has 3 teenage brothers and he has been watching "scary" movies with them for years. Not to mention, it's only been 13 days since Halloween but I do see his interests switching... last night, he was watching Minecraft with Christmas music. Even if his interests didn't alternate with the seasons, Jesus is always the ultimate hero because, in the words of my Goofy One, nothing is bigger, nothing is more powerful, and "nothing is scarier than Jesus." True story. Even demons tremble and beg for mercy at the sound of his voice.
Don't worry so much. Even if your child has strange and worrisome interests, you need to look at the whole picture before jumping to conclusions. Ask them.