my 2 1/2 year old loves to watch a movie when we get home from daycare or whatever we've been doing that day, and I find it's an excellent way for her to wind down and it also gives me a chance to cook dinner, tidy up etc. Her very favourite is Shrek, either 1 or 2, which I don't really mind, except that she literally wants to watch it every day. I've tried a few other movies just to break the monotony, but she always asks for Shrek. The other day I put the Lion King on for her, which she really enjoyed. Now here's my question- it's years since I've seen the Lion King and I was quite surprised by how graphic it is, especially the bit where the father is killed. I actually had a tear in my eye it was so sad. Ok, tears were actually falling down my cheeks! It may have been an emotional moment for me, but it didn't upset her at all. Do you think I should allow her to watch the Lion King? Do you think it's too upsetting for a toddler? It's a kids movie, but I think it's a bit full on for little ones. Just wondered what other mum's opinions are on this movie. Looks like it's back to Shrek in our house for now.
Ellie, NSW, DD 3 yrs & TTC # 2