Welcome to the second installment of “Ask Rossmom”, where people write in and my mother (yes, my actual mother) answers your queries about life, the universe, and everything! If you like it after reading this one, and want your own questions answered by my mom, write them to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Ask Rossmom”. The second one comes from @Alli893:
When Rosscott first told you about Super Art Fight, what did you imagine it to be? Were you at all concerned about him turning to violence?
Also, baby pictures of Rosscott would be superb! (He’s gonna kill me for even asking!)
Allison, that’s a good question.
When Ross told me he was involved, actually immersed, in SuperArtFight, my first thought was–well, he does know tae-kwando so I guess that might help. But, if it’s just go and beat somebody up, no holds barred, that gave me pause. After all, he’s my son!!!!!
He wasn’t brought up to be violent. Even w/the use of words, he knows better than to sink to the level of four-letter words. (Yes, I know he uses them in The System, but I realize that it’s sometimes necessary to get his point across, although I’m still not sure why it’s necessary. And, he certainly knows much, much, much, much, much…..better than to use them around me.)
Then when he explained the concept to me, I was lost. I understood what he was saying but when he mentioned, “The Wheel of Death”, I was really worried. Really seemed rather violent.
But, once we went to one and experienced it, I felt relieved. My son was explaining the fighting (and he is excellent at doing that), not actually fighting and no blood was involved. (Of course, being a super comic artist in his own right, he could easily attack and win, I’ve no doubt. And, I would be ok w/that.)
If you haven’t seen one, it’s something that is total entertainment and shouldn’t be missed. And, this coming from an ‘old’ person, says something. (Not that we ‘old’ people don’t understand fun stuff. We are w/it too!–sometimes more than you ‘young whippersnappers’.)
Baby pictures of Ross–there are a ton (and, I mean a ton!). He was a very photographic baby/kid (and still is)–long eyelashes, always smiling, total ham (well, the Kosher version) for the camera.
Ross said he would rather include some pictures rather than my totally embarrassing him (and I certainly have a few that would definitely make him go hide in a corner and cut off all human contact:)
Hope that answers your questions.
ROSS’ NOTE: I can’t find any quick pictures of me as a baby, but here’s two that are embarassing, and I think that’s the point. Left, me doing some dance pretending a cane is a trombone or something? The batman pajamas are key, and I think that’s a Ren and Stimpy t-shirt. Right, me and Rossmom at the Grand Canyon. Notice her shirt: