Monday, October 29, 2012

Appropriate Reaction to a Scene in a Movie

Today's gift is an appropriate reaction to a scene in a movie.

Like most people living on the East Coast, we did not have school today and were hunkered down waiting for Sandy to show up enjoying a pajama day.   We had a very productive day of organizing and cooking, but also enjoyed movie time!

Every one (well, my three kids) were able to chose what movie they wanted to watch today....on a rotating basis.  When it was my oldest daughter's turn, she picked Santa Paws....nothing like getting ready for the holidays a little early (and I can't complain as I LOVE Christmas music!).

I do not know if you have seen this movie or not, but it truly is a very sweet movie.  However, it does have some sad scenes.  My daughter was sitting on the sofa with me and my younger two were sitting on the chair nearby.  She was snuggled up with a blanket and her pillow pet next to me.  I have to note here, most times when her pillow pet is is just that....around.  She will touch it once or twice, but will not use it like her peers as a "pillow".

There is a scene early on in the movie where the lady in charge of the orphanage is mean to one of her orphan's and throws her only stuffed animal into the incinerator.  At this point of the movie, my daughter reacted like she never has before....

She grabbed her pillow pet and hugged it for a good 7 minutes like I have never seen.  It was as if she actually felt how horrible this would be to have someone treat her stuffed animal like this.  I was so excited for her for reacting appropriately, showing her true feelings, I actually took a couple of this was one of the most beautiful things I have seen her  do.

This is right when she grabbed her pillow pet....

And this was a few minutes later as she was watching so intently....

She continued to watch the rest of the movie with one hand on her pillow pet.   

My daughter truly surprises me in the littlest ways.....especially when I least expect them.  

Looks like tomorrow will be another pillow pet hugging kind of day!

Here are two quotes for today...

The best things in life are found when you are not even looking for them- Author Unknown

From one of my favorite movies....
It's the rule of life that everything you have always wanted comes the very second you stop looking for it- Sex and the City

1 comment:

  1. wow emilie! that is fantastic. I hope that Avery will one day give me that gift!