Mother Theresa wrote:Speaking of the things kids take in. . .
Yesterday my wife, daughter and I went to see 127 Hours, that movie where a guy gets his arm pinned under a boulder, so he cuts his arm off to free himself. But it turned out the movie was rated R, so she couldn't get in, so my wife and daughter saw a Disney flick instead and I watched the arm hacking flick by myself.
But last night before bed, my girl and I watched some more of a fabulous BBC documentary that my brother gave us for Christmas, "Life", a sequel to their fabulous "Planet Earth", which we also have. And what we saw last nighted featured six komodo dragons attacking and killing a buffalo, then devouring it all down to the bones. Quite brutal and gruesome stuff.
And I asked myself if that was any tamer than the arm hacking scene, any more justifiable for a kid to watch. I don't know, but I'm very proud of my girl as she didn't seem overly disturbed or grossed out by it. She didn't flinch at all. I explained how it seemed brutal, but the dragons needed to eat too, and she accepted it all perfectly calmly and naturally -- better than my wife would have. So, perhaps she's destined to be a doctor some day. . . or a butcher.
I think I was trying too hard with the scary voice.
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