As I wrote in my last post I have a broken ankle and have been spending a LOT of time on my couch with my children. We have played, read books and watched a lot more movies then usual.
I should start by telling you that David is at the age where he wants to understand what happens to people in general and to movie characters and why things are going on in the show?
So as I sit, I find that I am constantly explaining what is happening in the cartoon and a lot of the back story and motivations until he feels that he has had enough of an understanding. (Perhaps he will become an actor some day, asking the director: What is my motivation?)
I love that he is so curious and wants to understand what is happening in the world around him. When I answer his or Jaclyn's questions I try and answer it as honest and truthfully as I can. I believe in being honest with them.
When we watch movies now, even if he has seen the movie before, he wants to know why the characters are acting a certain way. We have talked about the movie Cars and why Chick Hicks isn't nice to the other cars, we have talked about the prince from Beauty and the Beast and how he wasn't kind and was turned into the Beast.
I could go on in what we have covered in the past few months but right now I want to tell you about yesterday's conversation.
We were watching the beloved Disney classic Bambi.
Anyone who has seen this movie remember the scene when Bambi's mother dies. Well shortly after that scene David and I had a conversation that went like this:
David: Mom where is Bambi's mom?
Me: She's dead.
David: Who killed her?
Me: The hunter's that we talked about earlier in the movie.
Silence as he process this discovery.
David: Where is Bambi's mom's body?
Me: The hunters probably took it.
David: I think I know what they are doing with the body!
Me: Oh...and what is that?
David: They are going to cut up Bambi's mom's body and make deer soup with it!
Me: (trying not to laugh) Why do you think that?
David: I don't know, it just makes sense.
Me: (trying not to laugh again)
I find it fascinating at how my sons brain works and it's conversations like this that I am able to get a glimpse of how he process and thinks about different life matters. Even if its a conversation about the death of a beloved Disney character like Bambi's mom.