So let's go back in time to last January 15. It's 3:55pm and we just found out about the USAirways plane landing in the Hudson.
After watching the tv for 15 minutes, I call my mom to tell her I'm on my way out of work and heading to get the kids. I add on that I don't want Lily to watch the news - the pictures are very odd and could upset her.
Mom: Oh she's already seen the tv.
Mom: How could I avoid it? I told her it was a bird.
K: WHAT?!? You told her the plane was a bird?!? Why would you let her watch that? What would make you think it's appropriate for her to watch that?!
Mom: She's not even paying attention. She's playing with princesses and doesn't even know the tv is on.
K: Do you have porn on the other tv? Because I don't know which one would be worse for her to watch.
Mom: Oh please.
K: Mom, we fly all the time. What are the chances that she is not going to ask questions about this as we board our next flight? And where are you going to be when I have to drag a struggling toddler on a full flight screaming "i don't want to go swimming in a plane!"
Mom: I think you're taking it to the extreme. She's too preoccupied with finding an apple to eat so she can die.
K: Do you see the how easily influenced she is? Even Snow White is making things difficult.
Mom: Bye, Katie.
K: Fine. Bye.
So here are my concerns:
1. My daughter accepted the fact that a picture of an obvious PLANE was a BIRD. Really, Lily?
2. My mother had no problem with having a four year old watching (clarification: in the same room as the tv since my mother has determined that Lily didn't pay attention) people struggle to get out of a plane, stand on wings, and get thrown life preservers.
3. Why are we letting her pretend to die a poisoned apple death? I have gone through 5 apples in less than a week.