This weekend he decided to watch "The Pacifier".
The Pacifier is a Vin Diesel movie. For those of you unfamiliar with Vin Diesel:
Scary guy huh?
In "The Pacifier" disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.
So as we are watching this movie, the kids have a father who looks pretty much like a typical father....kind of like this:
So when Vin Diesel shows up to babysit........
He looks like this..........
The children are terrified and it's funny!
But then Weston says to me......
"Mom, I don't get it?"
"What don't you get?" I answer.
"Why are the kids so scared of him?" he asks me honestly.
"Cuz he's very scary looking." I answer, wondering why Weston doesn't get it. But with his difficulties understanding social cues, it is not unusual for Weston to be confused about humorous situations at times and I assume it is another one of those moments.
"He's not scary," Weston explains to me calmly, "He looks just like a Dad"
That's when I realized that unlike most children with Dad's that look like this:
Weston has a Dad that looks more like this:
Because to Weston, Vin Diesel is Dad!
I guess now, I understand!
I like to tease my husband, telling him his license picture looks more like a "most wanted" poster. But cleverly concealed beneath the face of (what looks like) a convicted felon, beats the heart of a warm and loving man, a wonderful father.
Move over Vin Diesel, there's a new Dad in town.