Tuesday, February 27, 2007

We Just Figured Out Blue's Clues


Several weeks ago we switched from using Netflix to Blockbuster online, primarily because with Blockbuster, you can return a movie you got in the mail to the store and pick out any movie you want for free. The kids have loved going to get new movies each week and it's been pretty fun. Hannah always picks something extremely girly like My Little Pony or Strawberry Shortcake and Spence, well...


The first time we went, we had walked the aisles for several minutes pointing out different movies that Spence might be interested in and he finally chose Diego and the Jaguar Rescue. I tried DILIGENTLY to get him to pick something use, something a little more AGE APPROPRIATE, but he was adamant. Brad told me to leave him alone and let him be, which I did and I have since watched him pick out two other Diego movies and then last night, THE CLINCHER, Blue's Room. I have seriously created a monster.


Now it's true that I am somewhat of a movie Nazi and I freely admit it. I haven't let him watch Star Wars ( I know, the HORROR) and many other movies that all of his friends are watching but truth be told, he really hasn't been interested. He's a very sensitive guy and I figure he'll have the rest of his life to watch these movies so why rush it now and risk scaring the crap out of him? But Blue's Room?


Brad was laughing when they got in the car last night from picking out his latest selection and while I held my tongue in front of the girls, when we got home I pulled him aside for a chat. I told him that I trusted him and that if there was something he really wanted to see, we could talk about it and determine together whether it was appropriate or not. I reminded him that I knew he was getting older and that it was okay for him to want to see different things. The answer might still be no, but it's okay for him to ask, blah, blah, blah. (I will admit that I was a bit concerned that although he's incredibly bright, something might be wrong with his noggin' to make him want to watch Blue's Room. Nobody of sound mind wants to watch that.) He looked at me very seriously through the whole conversation and then said:


"I just didn't want to choose

something that might be inappropriate

for the girls. I don't want my movies

to scare them. So it's okay

if I have to watch Blue's Room.

I think Sienna might like it."


Oh yeah, that's my kid. What a STUD. Have you ever heard of anything so sweet from an almost 7-year-old? I know I get teased for keeping him somewhat sheltered but if my sheltering brews that kind of sensitivity, I'll take it. He makes me so proud.

11 comments:

emahaf said...

We switched over to blockbuster a couple of weeks ago and really like it. Spencer is so sweet, but I think it it amazing what kids like to watch one minute its cars and the next minute its elmo, Kids are strange to begin with you never know what they are thinking

Tharker said...

Okay Seriously!!! Spencer is such an amazing kid Karen. This is why I will always stalk you with my children, so they can Elder Johnson as an influence in their lives!! I love Spence!

Nicole said...

Apparently I am a little emotional today - I have tears. What an excellent older brother! He is awesome!

Heather said...

That's so sweet. Kaden is always concerned about Brynners watching things that are too scary for "not big kids". You know, cuz he's so old himself.

dandee said...

What a thoughtful big brother! I call this Dixie Chicks song "Easton's song." When this CD came out, everything in the lyrics made me think of him, and of course it still does. Every time I hear it I cry. How lucky we are to have been blessed with boys!

brojonel said...

Wow- that is amazing! You must be doing a good job parenting to have such a stud at 7 years old! So I figure he is about 4 years older than claire- a big age gap right now, but in 20 years that will be perfect. . . . of course I think there are a tons of parents in Pasco probably plotting the same thing.

Puerto Rican Princess said...

Tell Claire to get in line Brooke! Just kidding...kinda.

Danyelle, I listen to this song every time I'm in the car by myself and ball like a baby. It is the perfect, perfect song for a mother of boys.

Alicia said...

Okay, now I have to go back and listen to this song. That is the sweetest thing ever. What a sweet kid. He really does sound amazing from what I've heard and seen of him. You really should be so proud Karen and don't ever let it worry you. If he can hang onto that sensitivity through adulthood he will be the BEST husband and father.

Marilyn said...

Karen, I love this story. What a sweet little guy you have, and he's so darn adorable too.

I also love this song so much, and I'm not sure what I would do without Blockbuster online in my life. I know, I'm so spoiled!

Tharker said...

I like the green Karen. Very spring like. And anything that will bring on Spring is welcome!

Khatch said...

What a sweet little boy and it sounds like your girls have a awesome big brother.