Someone please explain to me why some character dies or is already dead at the beginning of every Disney movie? And why is it always either the Mother or Father? The girls recently watched The Lion King. Everyone knows that Simba's father is killed early in the movie.
Today we drove downtown to spend a little time with a friend who moved away a couple of years ago. It should have been a fun drive to Millennium Park -- instead we talked about death the entire time.
We talked about why Scar wanted to kill Mufasa. We talked about why the wildebeests trampled Mufasa We talked about why Scar wanted to kill Simba. We talked about why Scar wanted to kill the mouse and then Zazu. We talked about why Simba kills Scar. It was like a death march all the way downtown.
I tried to turn on some music to change the topic. I offered to let the girls play with the windows to get death off their minds. I even started playing with the windows. Yes, I was driving with one hand and moving the windows up and down with the other hand. What did the girls say? "Mom, stop playing with the windows. We want to talk about the Lion King."
Eventually I was able to park the car and escape the death talk, but I've been warned. They have questions about Ariel's Beginning, a movie they watched on a recent play date. I haven't seen it, but I understand the movie explains how the Little Mermaid's Mother dies. Sigh...