Grey Watches // A Lesson in Bad Parenting – Home Alone

Christmas is less than a fucking week away! 

This did not hit me until last night and now I’m a ball of anxiety because I still haven’t done anything to be ready for Christmas. What is happening???? 

I feel like the last couple of years I’ve been so bloody organised and this year it’s just snuck up on me. Either that or my memory is lying to me which is incredibly plausible. 

I don’t even have work as an excuse because I’ve picked up a total of 1 extra shift this month and all that does is make up for one of the shifts I miss thanks to the public holidays. Gone are the days of working 19 days straight. 

I never thought I’d say this but I miss them. The pay from those Christmas shifts usually paid for my car getting serviced and put in savings for whatever shit storm was about to come my way. Financial security, who? I don’t know her. 

Now I’ve had my freak out, it’s time for the movie. 

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Title: Home Alone
Director: Chris Columbus
Writer: John Hughes
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Age: PG
Genre: Comedy
Released: 1990
Content Warnings: Parental neglect, violence

Synopsis*: An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Past Grey Watches

❄️ Grey Watches // Helloooooo Kevin – The Princess Switch

❄️ Grey Watches // Where’s My Medieval Knight Who Drinks His Respect Women Juice??? – The Knight Before Christmas

❄️ Grey Watches // I Think I’m Getting Soft – A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby


I’ve seen Home Alone, but it’s been a long time and it never really did anything for me I guess. I’ve spent so many years having December be my busiest time of the year that I usually don’t have a lot of time to get into the Christmas spirit and being that How the Grinch Stole Christmas is my favourite Christmas movie of all time, I’ve always watched that when I did have the time. 

I’m excited to see what I think. I’m sure I’ll enjoy it as I really appreciate a good chaotic neutral character.

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Kevin: Hang up the phone and make me why don’tcha? 

Great response to parents who always ignore you. 

Poor Kevin. He’s not having much luck at all. 

Gotta have a creepy old guy the local kids suspect is a murderer

Why’s there a cop there? 

Oh he’s the burglar isn’t he!

Everyone is in Kevin’s home and they’re all treating him like fucking shit. 

People really tell cops fucking everything. Huh?

I hate that this is framed as any family is better than no family and when he’s left alone for ages, then he’ll appreciate them.

No, they’re the ones treating him like shit. No family is better than a toxic one but you can’t choose to leave when you’re just a kid. 

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Kids get no fucking respect as human beings and it’s such bullshit. 

This isn’t Kevin’s fault for wishing he didn’t have them as a family, it’s his parents fault for forgetting their own fucking kid. 

And you put him in the fucking attic as punishment for being upset no one gave a shit about him. 

His whole family are fucking jerks. 

This has just become a post about how I’m joining the protect Kevin squad.

I can’t believe all the parents are flying in first class while all the fucking kids are flying in coach. The 80’s were a whole other time for parenting huh. None of y’all gave a shit about your kids. And that’s why they were all kidnapped and murdered. 

I know, I know, they were kidnapped and murdered because of murderers but I like being dramatic okay. And this is still fucking bad parenting in any decade.

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If I was 8 and my whole family treated me like shit like that and they disappeared I’d be partying too! 

Kevin’s uncle is a grade a dick.

They’re not wasting anytime breaking into this house

Good job Kevin. 

Oh no, what’s he doing

Why’s he trying to get that tin

Now there’s a loose tarantula

Oh, there’s money in the tin

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Oh, these burglars are bold bold. Robbing a house in broad daylight. That are dumb dumb.

So you’re not only going to rob a place but you’re gonna flood the kitchen too??? What a wanker. 

This kid is a genius

Yeah, Kevin you order that plain cheese pizza

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The church scene is very sweet. 

Movies like Home Alone are the reason why I wonder what I’ll do if someone tried to rob me or kill me whenever I’m home alone and almost all scenarios I come up with end up with me just annoying them until they give up and leave or just straight up daring them to kill me. 

Are either of these good plans? No. Chances are I’ll be killed 9/10 but at least I can go out the way I lived: Annoying af and ready to embrace death at any moment. 

Well that got a little dark… 

The iron light is genius. 

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When he stepped on those glass ornaments . . . I felt that

Oh my god, he set them up for the neighbours house they robbed, not his house. 

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Yes, you are a bad parent, I mean literally terrible but at least you tried to rush back home as soon as possible. 

Oh my god, this guy she hitched a ride with left his kid in a funeral parlour all day with a fucking corpse. 

That’s pretty bad but I can’t decide which is worse. 

He forgives her way too easily. My mum forgot to pick me up from work at like 9 pm when I was 15 and I wouldn’t talk to her the whole ride home.

If she’d left 8 year old me home alone for Christmas I would have been furious. And kid me held a grudge way better than adult me. Mostly because now I just forget why I was mad in the first place. 

Aw, the neighbour is being visited by his son. 

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*Taken from IMDB.
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