Life with a Miniature BatgirlJanuary 16th, 2012 at 20:32
Me: How about we watch that animated Batman movie you got for Christmas?
Daughter: Yay, Batman!
*family starts Batman Year One*
–Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham
–Lieutenant Gordon gets beaten up in street
–screen fills up with thugs and (underage) hookers
Me: Starting to think this film is not in fact appropriate for nearly-seven-year-olds
Him: Most definitely
*family examines DVD case*
Me & Him: Oh, crap, M Rated!
*lunge for DVD, turn it off*
*daughter wails with disappointment*
*we explain why M rated means not appropriate for nearly-seven-year-olds*
*we put on other animated Batman episode which is far more appropriate, with icecream to help daughter through the transition*
Me (guiltily): I think I just remembered that Batman: Year One was originally written by Frank Miller
Him: That explains a lot.
And this is why checking the film rating is sometimes not a bad idea, the end.