Monday, November 20, 2006

Not the Same

We watch the Tom and Jerry show a lot. It is on Boomerang. Annika loves Tom and Jerry.

However, the OK violence on Tom and Jerry does not seem to translate into acceptability for other genres of mayhem. Not when you are 3 1/2.

We had the great idea (NOT) of watching "Home Alone" last night. Not only did it take forever for the madcap escapades to begin, when Macauley Caulkin's character finally started giving the Wet Bandits the business, Annika began to cry. Screaming and crying.

Let that be a lesson to you. It will be a while before we watch "A Christmas Story."


Dorothy Gould said...

Steph, I can totally sympathize with Annika. It's just not the same when it is "real people" which is what Sophie calls anything that is not animated. Even the movie Curious George upset her, and that was animated. I think it will be awhile before we attempt Bambi, The Wizard of Oz, or the like.

Nat said...

We have a disscussion about all cartoons, movies etc about it just being pretend and not real and no one was really hurt. And if we cannot accept this then we cannot watch it. That seems to help over here.