I know this blog was started to share my love of family and crafting. But... I took my two sweet granddaughters to see the movie Kung Fu Panda today. I just have to comment. (preach, maybe)
They had been here spending the night and just for fun, I decided to take them to the movies before meeting their mom to send them home. We were in a rush and I didn't bother to check the rating. It was a cartoon with animals, so what's to worry, right? About midway thru this movie, I thought, "wow, all they are doing is fighting". Madison (6 yrs) said, "This is a long movie" meaning she was bored. And I have to say, I agreed with her.
This movie has scary cartoon tiger-like figures, constant violence and a panda who is fat, out of shape and talks about emotional eating. I'm sure the creators hoped we would be inspired to overcome our shortcomings and accomplish great things, but all I noticed was the fighting and name calling.
All of this has reminded me how precious the innocence and vulnerability of our children is. How much is marketed to them in the name of entertainment? This has been a wake-up call for me to take nothing for granted and be vigilant.
Okay, okay, I'm off the soapbox now. I'm just saying... Nerm