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The Sad Truths Behind Disney Films

September 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Humor

Today, I was kid sitting for our friends and had the pleasure of spending the day with their 4 year old son.  I watched Finding Nemo twice today.  He just LOVES the movie Finding Nemo. Apparently he has watched it so much they have gone through at least one copy of the DVD.  Well as we are watching the beginning the following conversation occurs:

4 year old: “Miss Becky, look at that shark.”

33 year old:  “That is not a shark. That is a barracuda.”

4 year old: “Is a barracuda nice?”

33 year old: “Not really. When we snorkel, we stay away from the barracudas because they are predators with sharp teeth.”

4 year old: “What do they eat?”

33 year old: ” They eat other fish and items they find on reefs. Just like what happened in the movie.”

4 year old: (very disturbed) “Nemo’s mom and all the baby eggs got eaten? They are dead?”

This is where I want to find the nearest hole and fall in it.  In 25 years of watching Disney movies, I have never had this happen. Apparently all the other children in my life have a dark side and picked up on the death of Nemo’s mom without any prompting from moi.  I felt like I had told him there was no Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and that chocolate milk has been linked to all forms of cancer and can no longer be consumed.  I hope he forgets everything I said.

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  • Monique

    Awwww. lol.

    Don’t worry, I have done the exact same thing. Luckily, I had candy which allowed to immediately change the subject and veer her thoughts from anything I had said.

  • fragileheart

    Awh don’t worry Beeker, I’m sure the little kid is going to be ok. As harsh as it may seem, the quicker a kid has to deal with loss the better prepared they are for the rest of life – and loss in a cartoon is better than real life loss!!

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