difficult child becomes a folk hero

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by TerryJ2, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

  2. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Pretty funny.
  3. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I saw that and I thought ------HOW old is mine? Oh good.....TEEN.....lol. phew.
  4. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Pretty resourceful difficult child! Flew planes with no training - a very difficult child move!
  5. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    My first thought was wondering what his family (mother!) had gone through over the years. I think I heard this morning that he'd been in serious trouble since he was 12. It sounded way too familiar for comfort :rolleyes:

  6. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    I am waiting for the movie to go into production any day now ... LOL I know his mother must feel some sort of comfort knowing he is not on the run anymore. However, the though of my son being in jail is no picnic either.
  7. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Shelly, I have to wonder if "Catch Me If You Can" played a role (no pun intended) in fueling his outrageous behavior. I wonder if he saw it?

  8. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Seems that mom now has an entertainment lawyer, setting up interviews, book deals, movie rights


    Seems that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree - she is proud that her son managed to fly a plane with no lessons. :speechless:

    Maybe with all of that money she is anticipating, she can buy this kid a pair of shoes..

  9. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Well, I guess I'll stop being concerned for his Mom. It seems she considers him a cash cow now. Marcie, it sounds like you are right that the apple didn't fall far from the tree.

  10. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    I read an interview with the mom and in all honesty, she seems to think the whole thing is pretty cool. She actually sounds quite proud of her son's "accomplishments". Ugh.
  11. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    Suz, I thought the movie Catch Me If You Can too ! Leo Dicaprio starred in that right? I was not aware of his mothers actions how despicable !
  12. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Shelly- yep, that's the movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264464/

    When I was growing up Tony Curtis starred in a film called "The Great Imposter" based on Fred Demara's life. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0218075/bio Fred pretended to be various occupations, not a criminal on the lam, but he thumbed his nose at the law in his own way.

    I guess every generation has its renegade.