Tonight, we watched one of Monsoon's favorite Disney flicks. Bolt. I watched him laugh, mimic, and cheer with excitement at every action scene, the same enthusiasm I used to have when I'd dance and sing along to "A dream is a wish your heart makes... la-da-da-da..."
The thing is, there are supposed to be morals to these children's stories. Okay, there are morals, but they're hidden. The whole "work hard, be friendly and have small feet so that someday Prince Charming will magically bring you fabulous shoes" moral? I totally only EVER thought about the Prince Charming and fabulous shoes part. When it comes to personality
So I wonder, is my son going to end up with similar afflictions? Will he ram his head through steel bars (you know he already did this, right?) or start fights with cats for no good reason, or even jump from a bridge onto a train because the hamster agreed that it's a good idea? All the while neglecting the secret message about avoiding strange men and practicing imaginary superpowers? Might he not even fear Styrofoam?
If Disney can't do it, how are we supposed to instill those all-important values in our kids?