When it was over, I asked Bella is she loved it too. Her response was classic Bella: "I don't understand why everyone cries at the end."
WHERE did I go wrong with this kid?
On reflection overnight, I am happy she didn't cry and even more delighted she was able to roll her eyes at ME for crying.
We have taught our kids lessons in kindness, tolerance, no bullying, everyone is the same, and all the other good behaviors we would like them to model. So, she really doesn't see what the big deal is at the end of the movie.
Now, I am not naive enough to think that my kids don't share some of the sentiments of the film - I have sat through dinner with them as well as car rides, they are, after all, still teens. But, they have an inherent niceness to them I am proud of.
My Facebook post today may ring true, however, I can attest to a variety of teens who DO speak to each other, who DO hang out and who DO look at each other when they are in the same room.
What would happen in detention on a Saturday is anybody's guess, but I like to think they would all come out as friends.
Here's to The Breakfast Club - long may it teach lessons...even if it's just to those of us who saw it when it first came out.
ALWAYS remind me of a certain time, place or person.
THIS is one of those songs.
Don't you forget about me...