I'm annoyed at some relatives right now, but I wonder if my cousins and I were in any way responsible for what happened. Yesterday, My parents and I went to visit my dad's side of the family. These visits last about ten hours on an average, so while we all talk together as one big family at first, we eventually split up into smaller groups. When this happens, I usually hang out with my two oldest cousins. They are both girls, and around my age so we get along well. I also have two seven year old cousins (each girl is one of the boys' older sisters). When we went for the visit, I brought a copy of Monty Python's Life of Brian, as my cousins had not seen it before. For those who don't know, most of the movie isn't that innappropriate, but there are a few scenes which gave the movie its R rating. When we put the movie on, the boys wanted to watch it. We tried to tell them they wouldn't like it, but they kept asking, so we figured they wouldn't understand, get bored and leave, and we let them watch.
Unfortunately, they did not get bored. They continued to watch and interrupt us with questions, as they did not understand what was happening. As the part with nudity was coming I told them that if they did not leave, we were going to cover their eyes as they were too young to watch that. They ignored us. When the scene came, we covered their eyes as we said we would. Suddenly, the two of them began screaming their heads off, even though we hadn't hurt them or anything. Their mothers and our grandmother came running in. We explained what happened, and instead of getting angry at the boys for causing trouble, they yelled at us, saying that if we thought the movie was too innapropriate for the boys, we should have watched a more family friendly movie. They then pointed to my grandmother's video shelf filled with movies for kids so young even the boys don't like them anymore.
So what do you think? I thought we were being perfectly fair to the boys be letting them watch even though they were annoying, and we did warn them that we would cover their eyes. I am sick of the favoritism that is clearly happening. On the other hand, I wonder if the other girls and I had done something wrong. Thanks for reading.