Outside These Walls

June 19th, 2011

A few days ago I was sitting at a friend’s house. She has a child. Not small, but not grown. I think he is seven or eight. My son mentioned something about a TV show, and judging by my five-year-old’s taste, it was probably Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Duck Tales, Fraggle RockĀ or Batman. I didn’t pay attention to what show it was, but my friend’s son had no idea what he was talking about. My friend looked at me like I had killed a kitten and said, “You let your child watch that?! It’s so violent!” Okay, so it wasn’t Duck Tales or Fraggle Rock. One of the others, probably. Continue reading »