So, last night we watched "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer" on CBC. It was Clare's first time seeing it. I thought that she'd love it - since she loves the song so much. I think we were only about 15 minutes into the movie when she starting tearing up a little. Right around "All of the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolf, play in any reindeer games". Rudolf was sad and we were talking about how he was sad because the other kids were making fun of him for having a different looking nose and how it's not nice. And that was it. She started getting upset. Clare didn't want Rudolf to be sad. "He wants his Mummy and Daddy! Where are they, Mum? Where are his Mummy and Daddy?! He's sad and he needs his family!" Of course, it's right at this point that Rudolf wanders off and gets lost. We had to really sell the "Misfit Elf" as Rudolf's friend to make her feel better and promise that by the end of the story, he'd find his family again.
Then this morning, I was watching the Season Finale of Season 1 of Glee (I'm totally behind). And even though I KNOW that there's a Season 2 and even though the little twist at the end should have been obvious for, like, weeks of episodes - sigh - I was totally weeping.
So, I guess I can't give Clare too hard a time about crying over Rudolf. Or for finding the Abominable Snowman scary. I mean, I can't watch Dexter right before bed or else I have nightmares. Incidentally, it's not until I actually watched this movie with my extremely impressionable daughter that I noticed how mean Yukon Cornelius, Rudolf, and Hermey are to Abominable. That one was tough to explain.
Talk to you soon,