Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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?



At 9:55 AM , Blogger OTRgirl said...

Crazy teachers! Definitely not a movie for really young kids.

Reminds me of the time I worked with emotionally disturbed girls. One of the staff came back with a movie for the girls to watch. The younger girls, ages 9-13. The movie? The modernized Romeo and Juliet!! As all the girls were sighing and swooning during the marriage scene I realized we would have a major crisis if we finished the movie right before bed since all the kids had separation and loss issues.

I stopped the movie then and told them we'd finish it in the morning. Which we did, but only after a lengthy explanation of 'fiction' and 'tragedy'.

At 6:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geesh! Bad choice for a movie for the little ones...great choice of dinner, my kids love sushi too!

At 8:03 PM , Blogger Yankee T said...

Dear lord. I'm thinkin' something light and airy like, oh, "Mask" should be next on the pre-school list.


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