I'm sure you've seen the signs floating around social media.
But I knew my teenager would be fine sitting through it.
1. He probably hears worse language from me. I have road rage, guys.
2. Nudity doesn't bug him because we've always been open with our bodies. We don't do cutesy words. I was like, "You'll see Deadpool's penis, but only briefly." It has never been a pee-pee or a tinkler.
3. He knows what a strip club is. There's a strip club scene in the movie and Tommy was basically like, "And?" because I did go through with him what was in the movie before he went.
4. He understands NOT to repeat the foul language in public. I explained when he's an adult he can make the decision if he wants to speak in such a manner, but it's best that he doesn't.
5. Yes, there's sex scenes in the movie, but he's a teenager and knows what sex is.
6. He watches Family Guy which can have some brash language and jokes. Look, I was never censored from the things I watched as a kid. I loved Dirty Dancing when I was small. I didn't focus on the sex or the language. It was the music and the acting that I liked. I also watched Look Who's Talking over and over again when I was 8 or 9. For the longest time I vowed I would name my son Mikey.
7. Blood and gore doesn't bother him. He has some pretty crazy video games and he sometimes stops and stares when we're watching The Walking Dead.
8. He's mature enough to handle it. A parent knows their child best. Natalie is almost 9 and would NOT be able to handle it. But I know some kids in her class have seen it because she says she hears the boys talking about Deadpool and how they got to watch it. I do not judge those parents because maybe their kids are okay with that sort of thing. No one should judge a parent for their choices.
So what do you think? Would you let your teenager see Deadpool?