Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mommy Lee Jones



You know that scene in "The Fugitive" where Tommy Lee Jones follows Harrison Ford into that tunnel in that dam?  And Harrison Ford is trapped, and he yells out, "I didn't kill my wife!" and Tommy Lee Jones replies, "Ah don't care."

You know that scene?

Well, last night at bedtime when Ramona was trapped and told me for the umpteenth time that she wasn't tired ...

Yes.

I said it.

Because it was Tommy Lee Jones' job to track Harrison Ford down, regardless of his opinion on Richard Kimble's guilt or innocence, and regretfully it was my job to tell Ramona to be quiet and stop talking whether she was sleepy or not.

Yeah, Tommy Lee and mommies ... we always get the job done.

(Image from The Fugitive found at pbs.org, American Masters/Warner Brothers photo gallery) 

8 comments:

Charlotte (Matilda) said...

I tickle myself all the time when I scoot my kids into the car saying "Andiamo bambini" just like Mr. Jones. What can I say, I'm easily amused.

The Bookworm said...

Nope, don't know the scene - or the movie - but enjoyed the photo ;).

The Bookworm said...

Also, I find myself now joining the "because I say so!" school of mothering.

KC said...

Yep, I've said that before.

Beck said...

Welcome to every night at my house!

Liz said...

Ahhh, Come on, you can do better than that...Tell her that the best writers think things up in their heads before they put them on paper and encourage her to use all of that dark and quiet as time to plot out the great novel she's going to write.

I know, I know, it's easy for retired moms to come up with great lines like that while moms on the job are too tired by the end of the day to be that creative themselves. Consider my idea as a gift for the next night that Ramona isn't tired yet. Just like my rocking a tired Luci to sleep while her mom is baking an apple pie is also a gift, only that one's a gift to me as well.

And no moms don't ever really retire, they just cease having to enforce bedtimes.

Maureen Wittmann said...

Um, doesn't Harrison Ford jump into the river right after that exchange? It's been a long, long time since I saw it so I could be totally wrong. I'm just hoping that Ramona isn't inspired to jump into the river when you say that :-)

Karen E. said...

Well, Maureen, I must admit that it wasn't one of my finer moments. :)