What are they thinking?True story told by my daughter over tonight's sushi dinner:
Mama, today we saw a movie [at school]. It was about a girl who couldn't talk and she couldn't see. And she couldn't hear, either, 'cause she had a BAD, BAD fever. And....Mama? Another lady came and made signs on her hands. But she was pretty bratty....
Me: The lady was bratty?
Daughter: No, the girl was. The girl who didn't talk, Mama, or see or HEAR.
Me: Um, was the girl named "Helen Keller"? And the lady was "Annie"?
Daughter: That's right! You are right, Mama!
Me [aside]: Dear God in heaven, what are they showing the kids next week, "The Exorcist"? And WHAT ON EARTH WERE THEY THINKING, SHOWING THIS TO 3 AND 4-YEAR-OLDS??? I mean, this is a child who already fears that when she gets sick, she'll die, because her papa was sick and then he died, right? Sure, Helen Keller is a wonderful inspiring figure, once you GET PAST all the TRAUMA. How much am I paying for this fancy private program, again?
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