Friday, June 26, 2015

What we learned from the movie Inside Out

The girls and I loved the new Pixar movie Inside Out. Parts of the movie were a little sad and a few parts could be a little scary for younger children. I will say that it is not our favorite movie of all time. It's hard to top Frozen and Dolphin Tale in my house.

I read this Family Discussion Guide from Oh Amanda before we watched the movie.

"Kids don’t need happy-happy-joy-joy, perfect days every single day of their life."-OhAmanda
I talked about this with the girls. We can't always have fun every single day and it's not my job as your mom to try to make each day a perfect day. I am guilty of this sometimes though, trying to make everyday fun and trying to make them happy. But the reality is life is not like this and I don't want them growing up expecting it's everyone's job to please them.

We talked about the different emotions after the movie, about how sometimes we can have more than one emotion at a time.
Last night was a good example of this.  My oldest was at a sleepover at a friend’s house, so it was just Payton and I.  We were watching a movie and the electricity went out in our neighborhood. Payton was scared at first because it was so dark. So at 9:30 at night we loaded up and drove down the road to Sonic and she was very happy while eating her banana split. While we were waiting on our banana split she asked, "Is this a dream?"  She is not used to staying up on a week night and getting ice cream before bed.

We drove back home to check if the electricity to see if it had come back on yet. No such luck. Then Payton was sad because she was tired and missed her sissy. I am very thankful a wonderful friend sent me a message and said we could stay with her for the night.

This got me to thinking no-matter which emotions we are going through, God is with us through it all.

 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”-John 16:33

Our thoughts on the movie
My 9-yr-old loved Joy and my 5-yr-old thought Disgust was funny. When I asked them what their biggest fear was, my 5 yr old said "ummmm".  Apparently she doesn't have any fears; I do call her my fearless one after all.  My oldest said, "Tornados!' right away. She is my worrier and she has a fear of bad weather.  Then, a minute later she said, "I am changing mine, my biggest fear is being separated from God".  I told her that was a good fear to have; we always want to live our life trying to be closer to God.

Leave a comment below and let me know what your family liked or didn't like about the movie.


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