Tuesday, October 20

Proudly growing an awesome girl

Sydney made my Mommy heart grow about three sizes this evening. We watched It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown together. Not only did she run downstairs for the chance to sit and watch it next to each other, but she was pretty transfixed still. I think watching stuff with her every year, as she gets older, will yield some opinionated gold. Her getting older every year changes her perspective, as it should, and I'm intrigued to see how that manifests.
She had a few takeaways from the show tonight that were pretty awesome.
1. "Lucy is not a very nice girl, but I like that she's sassy and says what she means." Excellent observation, in that Lucy is a bit of a bitch, but she doesn't apologize for saying what she's thinking. And that she goes for what she wants. But in the end, she still loves her brother so much that she goes out into a cold pumpkin patch at 4 a.m. to bring him home and put him in bed.
2. "Why do they keep calling Charlie Brown a 'blockhead'?" Another good question. I don't know why no one seems to really like Charlie Brown much, but she recognized that there's no real logic there, and was ready to stand up for him.
3. "There's nothing wrong with believing in the Great Pumpkin." Indeed. If it makes you happy, and it doesn't physically hurt someone, believing in what you want is great. And if we realize that, and know that, do we pick on anyone else for their beliefs? Nope.
4. "Why would he think that young girls would believe everything that someone tells them? Girls should never just believe something because someone, or some boy, told them that." AMEN. She was so appalled that Linus would assume that Sally would believe him about the Great Pumpkin just because he told her about it. She made me swoon with that one. Yes, baby! That's exactly right!
Yay Great Pumpkin!

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