Ended up not doing anything yesterday – other than spending an inordinate amount of time on Facebook. I remember why I avoided it for so long now! Horrible horrible timesink… tempting little games and frivolity.
Anyways… today is Friday, end of the week, first time that Ivy is only down at daycare for half a day rather than a whole one on Fridays. We did some gardening (wish my camera wasn’t flat because Lauren was so beautifull dirt covered by the end of it! She’s going to be a great garden helper I think, if I can prevent her from pulling up the plants I want to keep…), pottered around and it’s almost time to drop her off. It’s been nice actually.
Oh, Ivy has just started to get ‘good’ and ‘bad’ – I think it’s because until now she’s happily watched her programmes on Playhouse Disney, but she’s old enough now to be getting bored with them and wanted to try out another channel. And the shows are so different, she said to me this morning – thats a bad guy, and thats the good guy – and I realized that until that point they had all just been people, some who make good decisions some who don’t.
It made me think back to the conversation we had about why the Phantom (of Phantom of the Opera, her fav movie until she saw the Labyrinth last year) was being so ‘mean’ to Raoul and Christine. We had a big talk about how sometimes when people are sad (in this instance because Christine loves Raoul) they get angry and do mean things, we had lots of really quite deep conversation about it, and related it to every day life, and she could see how sometimes when she is upset about something she gets mad. It all made sense. There were reasons why people behaved in the way they did, why they made the choices that they did.
And now it’s simply that some people are bad and some are good – there is no reasoning behind it.
It’s an interesting shift. I wonder how long it will last? I guess as long as the TV shows she watches portray some people as bad and some as good. I guess I find it a little disturbing, but I can’t put my finger on why exactly.