It is rated PG for "thematic material, some violence, sensuality and mild language". The language I am sure we can handle, some violence, well it's Nicholas Sparks how violent can it really be? Sensuality, well? Not so sure about that...she is only 7! I mean I know kids grow up quickly and she and I have talked about, um, sensuality on an age appropriate level, but to see it in a movie? What exactly is "thematic material"? I Googled it and found that it is material related to a movie, duh, thanks, Google, I kind of gathered that from the definition. Basically if you are going to a kung fu movie expect fighting, if you are going to a boxing movie expect blood, so I guess if you are going to a Nicholas Sparks movie expect love, loss and tears.
I have not read this book, so I only know what it is about from the IMBD website. I don't think Abby would enjoy it, except for the fact that Miley Cyrus is in it. But I also want her to feel I respect her wish to see a more "grown up" movie WITH her Mom. I mean, she doesn't want to go with her friends or anyone else just me. I am happy about this and I want to keep it this way for as long as possible. I think it is very important when there are multiple kids in a family to do one on one things from time to time with each one. It is interesting to see how different kids are when they are away from their siblings, it is when their individuality shines through. I also think during this difficult transition period in our family it is more important than ever that they all get individual, specialized attention. I am just not sure this is ideal for that.
I suggested we go to a book store. Now, before you laugh we did this once before and the child thought she was in Heaven. It was so much fun, watching her discover the enormous world of books was pure joy. Seeing her move from book shelf to book shelf and topic to topic was delightful. I was hoping she would remember that and jump on the chance. Not so far. However, luckily, Mommy has the last say and I know she will be happy just for it to be the two of us. At least somewhat happy. Ok, well, ice cream helps!
So, what do ya'll think? Am I being to "prudish" in not really wanting to take her to see this movie, or am I right on track? I need your advice! Thank you!