I promised myself that there was nothing my kids could ever do that would cause me to be disappointed in them.
I was wrong.
Connor: “That’s Nicolas Cage. The guy starting the tour.”
Cam: “Are you sure?”
At 13 and 11, my boys have a pretty solid understanding of age-appropriate movies, from actors to special FX to story writing, so I was a little surprised to hear them claim Nicolas Cage was in Jurassic Park – a movie that they have seen 3 or 4 times.
Me: “Guys, Nic Cage isn’t in Jurassic Park.”
Connor: “Yeah, he is. Come see.”
They backed up the video to the previous scene and played it for me. Sam Neil and Laura Dern got in their vehicles. Bob Peck warned of an incoming storm. The cars set off on the tour.
Connor: “See…Nicolas Cage.”
Connor, referencing the actor frozen on screen: “Right there.”
Me: “…with weird hair…”
Me: “…freaks out a lot.”
Connor: “Right. I meant Samuel L. Jackson. Nicolas Cage was in National Treasure.”
Me: “Much better.”
Kids…they’ve seen one actor, they’ve seen them all. Just sad.