You might recall that I did a post entitled Please Don't Let My Daughter Turn Out Like This.
I decided to do one for my son.
Now, my son Tommy is not like his sister. He's quiet. He prefers to keep to himself.
But the silent ones can also turn into crazy people.
I would not want Tommy to turn out like Joe Carroll from The Following.
You don't want Joe as your friend. He's a serial killer who likes to slice women open. Oh, and he enjoys taking out their eyes too. Don't let the British accent fool you. I would not want my son to be insane. I wouldn't even know how it would feel to know you birthed a serial killer. I'd prefer not to, thanks.
Suppose when he turns into a teenager, he becomes mean like Joffrey In Game of Thrones?
Joffrey is an evil brat! I feel like punching his smug face whenever he's on screen. His mother is just all, "Oh, my sweet boy, la la la." He's NOT SWEET AT ALL! HE'S INSANE! (And he'll be getting his. If you read the books, you know...and you cheered..)
But, oh no! Maybe he'll be like Hannibal Lecter.
He's another serial killer. Only he eats his victims. Mind you, he's incredibly smart, so that part would be nice. But the murdering and eating people? No. Sometimes I want to tell my son, "Please don't grow up murdering and eating people," but I worry he'd think I was odd.
I doubt he'd ever be a serial killer. But what if he ends up like Ben Linus?
Ben is a good liar. I don't want my kids to lie to me. Ben also has creepy eyes. I don't want my son to grow up with creepy eyes. Ben also allowed his daughter to be killed since he was obsessed with the Island. I don't want my son to let my grandchild die over an island.
Then I think, what if he grows up and is really attractive and turns mean because of it? It seems to be what happened to Ryan from Million Dollar Listing New York.
Like Joffrey, Ryan is smug. He's an ass. He seems to think he's better than everyone else because he sells million dollar homes. I want Tommy to treat everyone with kindness. If he didn't, I'd want to strike him with my purse and ask what happened to my sweet boy. I wouldn't CARE if he was rich. I'd say, "Just because you have money, it doesn't make you any better than anyone. Have you not seen The Family Man with Nicholas Cage? He was rich but lonely and discovered, ahhh, he was happier NOT being rich and with a family."
The chances of Tommy turning out like any of these men are slim to none. (I hope.)
He IS sweet.
If I see him begin to turn mean, that's when I'll sweep in and remind him to stay nice.
He has Aspergers so I imagine he'll always be quiet and timid.
So long as he stays KIND, quiet, and timid...