Monday, March 22, 2010

Indiana Jones


Indy and Marion have joined the ranks of Luke and Leia in our house. The acting is just as bad, but the content has inspired some conversation and some pretty deep conversation at that.

We have talked about alcohol, the effects and dangers if consumed in large quantities. We have talked about Nazis and World War II. We have talked about geography. We have learned that asp is another word for snake. All these things are questions that Princess asked. We have only talked briefly about these things, but it was an introduction to the topics which we can explore in more depth when Princess expresses that interest. For now, I think that at age 6, an introduction will suffice.

8 comments:

Sheri said...

Hehe, "the acting is just as bad" made me laugh.

In my opinion, that's the best way to handle direct questions. Direct answers. Don't give them more info than they ask for...there's time enough for that.

:)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Who would think Indy would lead to so many questions and teachable moments?

Babe in Babeland said...

Hi! I'm a first-time commenter. I found you by way of Ma Vie Folle. I like your blog!

That's crazy the questions kids come up with! I'm sure in the next few years this will be happening with my babe and all he questions...scary!

Shady Lady said...

Sheri, I agree with you (I guess that's obvious;). I answered all of her questions and tried not to laugh when she called a cigarette a smoker. LOL

SMT, I know right?! Teaching moments pop up everywhere, don't they?

Babe, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!! We watched the movie three times and each time Princess had more questions. The Nazi/concentration camp/WWII thing was a little hard for her since we're Jewish. I did find a way to tell her without scaring the crap out of her.

Banteringblonde said...

And what about how hot Harrison Ford is in this movie? I may have to pull this one out....

Shady Lady said...

Eeek! How could I forget to mention that B?! Silly me!!

Such Lovely Freckles said...

Good for you for having teachable moments with Princess. :)

Shady Lady said...

Yup, Freckle...can't help it, it just happens! :)