When I went to Women Who Write last week and saw Kevin Pollak, it was mentioned that he has an online chat show. You can find it here; http://www.youtube.com/user/kevinpollakschatshow
I watched an episode last night with Jon Favreau, whom I happen to find incredibly interesting. It ran over two hours long and I was never bored, but that’s not what this post is about. This post is about something Jon said in regard to watching movies with your kids. He was discussing how you leave your imprint on your kids just by what you watch and where you laugh or what you find disturbing, etc. As if to underline his point, my daughters came home from seeing Ironman 3, a film they have been eagerly anticipating. A film that I am familiar with because I’ve watched both the first and second installments with them in the past. At $13.50 a ticket, I let them go to this one on their own but was anxious to see if it held up to the hype.
They both loved it, but Tessa said I would tell her some of the violence was gratuitous. I wanted to throw my fist in the air and yell “YES!” I didn’t, of course, but I couldn’t help thinking that Jon was right. Clearly, she could see it. Whether or not she even agrees at this point in her life is irrelevant because the seed has been planted. At the very least, it is something that caught her attention and she gave it consideration. I love that there are films and books and music that we can share and that through it all I can leave my mark without having to preach.