Kid #1: "Dad, can you believe that? The Lorax is rated PG?"
Kid #2:"What? How can a Dr. Suess movie be NOT GOOD for little kids?"
Kids in general: "WHAT? THAT'S CRAZY? Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad, what's wrong with The Lorax? Why? WHY DAD?????
Dad: "I don't know."
Kid #2: "What is there, Inappropriate Rhyming?"
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After all, everyone knows that rhyming, in the wrong hands, can be dangerous. That's why I don't let my kids read or write poetry until they are old enough to date. Or at least old enough to clean the kitchen without my having to call them back 5 times to finish the job correctly.
Actually, maybe that will help me determine if the kids can go see The Lorax: if you're old enough to empty the kitchen drainer-catchy-thingee, you can see the movie.
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