Saturday, July 23, 2011

Just saying hello... Say hello back...

Not too much going on. Kids are happy and having a good Summer. They start camp in August. And I have to say I have been having a good Summer and I am quite happy too.

Have been checking in at the DI Dad Yahoo discussion group. Some interesting threads there. Is there anything you are curious about? Is there anything donor conception related you think I would be interested in discussing?

Just stopped in to say hello. Say hello back and let me know how you have been. Anything interesting going on with you? Does not have to be donor conception related. Just say hello. I'd like to see a lot of you say hello in the comments to this post.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2 - Importance of Bloodlines in a Family ?

In Kung Fu Panda 2, the story involves Po's (jack Black) examining his relationship with his dad and the importance (or non-importance) of bloodlines in a family.

You can guess then that I am interested in taking my kids to see this film to see their reactions to this plot line and use it as a tool to further a discussion of what they understand about families.

But alas, neither child (ages 9 and 7) wants to see the movie. If I force them to go that would not help so I am stuck wondering.

Has anyone taken their kids and discussed this part of the story with their kids? Did anyone who saw the movie even realize this was part of the story? How was it addressed? I am curious for feedback.

The reviews I am reading here on Common Sense indicate the adoption story line may be a bit intense for younger children and the bad guy is truly bad and the film is much darker than the first one.