Every once in a while we make choices that might not be in the best interest of our children and then we wonder what we should do in order to make things right (in case there is a need for one)?
I am about to narrate one such incident and how it turned out to be.
Today we went to watch the movie PK. As far as I heard, there was only one kissing scene and nothing much to it. Excellent movie otherwise, was the review. So we decided to watch it anyway. the movie starts with Aamir Khan walking in ,almost naked. I squirmed in my seat. All of me was screaming… why did I bring my little one here? What would the impact be on her? I was just getting over that when there is one kissing and there I sat like a stone trying to wonder if I should have stopped her by distracting her or should I just let it be and not evoke negative emotions in her. The movie went on to show the different gods and stuff.. I still sat there half in the movie and half thinking about how I should get to answering any questions that my little one (if at all she would ask) might have.
Movie done, back home the constant question in my head- “What would be the impact on her?”, was continuous and annoying. Fast forward. I mustered up strength and asked her… Baby how was the movie? She said it was good. I pushed myself and asked her what do you think were the good and bad parts. To my surprise she said girls and boys should not kiss only married people can. Its bad. All of my inner being wanted to shout out loud in thanking God for teaching her that only mamma and pappa can kiss on the lips. Its only for married people and not outside marriage. My heart was leaping with joy. As she was speaking about other things in the movie . I asked another specific question about nudity.. At first she seemed totally not bothered. It was good and bad news for me.. I thought to myself, she should know that it is not right to walk around naked.. second, if she dint find the need to feel ashamed then why bother? Anyways.. I am not sure how things progressed.. she asked me why he was naked and I got to explain (with Edison’s help) that he was from a spaceship and he din’t have clothes to wear! She seemed convinced with the answer. I was glad. After sometime, she looked like she needed more explanation on the nudity and she was OK as she was told that when we first come to earth we don’t have clothes like when Allegra was born. We also talked about the different gods that the movie portrayed and how only God is God and those or not. She also said that Jesus came to this earth then he died on the cross and now he is in heaven and he is the only God. ( I was surprised that I was not moved to tears.. I sat there thanking God who ordains praises from the lips of these little ones).
For the curious ones.. The story did not end there. We prayed at night for all the good things and the bad things..to not follow the bad things and that God will help us to be like Him and help us to follow the Bible.
I thank God profusely.