Anyone who knows me knows that I love to watch scary movies, even though I always regret it afterwords because I am such a chicken. Well this post isnt actually about scary movies but something close. So Miss Ella is growing up faster then I like or want, I tell her to stop but she just wont listen. She is learning new words everyday, and getting more and more independent. Cute to watch but also sad to think about. One day we were sitting there and not only do I love scary movies, my favorite to watch are any kids movies, mainly cartoons. We we have the cartoon The Jungle Book. Miss Ella was watching it and when the tiger comes on she starts to wine...I didnt think much of it because I just assumed she wanted her juice or crackers or something. Well the tiger gets off the screen and she is fine. Well Mr. Tiger comes back on the screen and she runs into the kitchen screaming...not loud screaming but you could tell something was wrong. I turned and looked to see what was wrong, and here is this cute little year and a half old peaking around the cabnets pointing to the tv and saying in the most pathetic voice ever "no...no...no.." then we realized...she was scared of the tiger. It was cute as could be but also sad to see. The tiger didnt do anythign bad at this point, she just knew that he was evil. Of course we took it out at that point but it got me thinking...this young she can tell that the character was bad, and scary. I hope as she gets older she will be able to figure out what is evil and what is good, figure she has a good start...she ended up watching the mupets...loves that piggy.
A few days later I put in the OLD OLD movie Labrynth....ya know the one with puppets and David Bowie...actually a really stupid movie, but entertaining just the same. Well Miss Ella walks into the living room and sees the Giblin puppets and puts her hands on her eyes and screams and runs out.....so yes she is more and more like her daddy...when I was little the first time i watched that movie i had to sleep with my older brother that night...and well for the week after. We will stick with the safe cartoons......
~Learning As I Go~