Imagine an after-school book and movie club. Imagine a fantastic discussion of the book Coraline happening, and then students munching popcorn, and then this scene coming on:
Imagine me shifting uncomfortably, wishing I had remembered this scene from when I saw Coraline in the theatre. I had to love Kaleb's blushing and embarrassed face throughout, though--he proved innocence still exists in the junior high.
After we stopped the movie to discuss differences they liked and didn't in the movie, the lone seventh grader raised her hand: "I have a comment. The theatre scene was just a little awkward."
"I agree," I said. "I'm so sorry."