Saturday night, his sixteen year old daughter wanted to see Little Miss Sunshine. And while he wasn't very excited about letting her see an "R" rated movie, I convinced him that it was a good story, with socially redeeming value, and that the language was nothing that his daughter doesn't hear regularly in school. I'm not sure he gave in, but we rented it anyway.
Seeing this movie again, I was reminded about the following life lessons:
1."Little Miss" pageants are indeed very creepy.
2.Multi-generational family car trips can be a good thing.
3.Learning to drive a standard shift transmission is not a good thing when you're frustrated and in a hurry.
4.Suicidal gay uncles can possibly be the most sane member of the family.
5.Having an affair with your student and/or teacher is rarely a good thing.
6.If you're going to dedicate yourself to a vow silence, you need to make sure the cause is real.
7.Too much of a "good thing" can kill you.
8.You can just take a certain amount of motivational speakers before they get on your nerves.
9.It's always OK to eat ice cream.