Getting emotional in movies
My children take turns to pick what they'd like to watch on TV after dinner. Tonight my 12 year old daughter chose Father of the Bride, a good ol' Steve Martin flick with some classic comedy as well as some tearjerking moments.
I was expecting to hear a lot of complaints from Bright Eyes, who would much prefer Cars 2 or something equally noisy and boy-oriented. However, he seemed to sit through it pretty happily with no loud groans.
Afterwards my daughter told me that he actually cried at one point in the film.
"Really?" I said, astounded.
"Yes," she said. "It was when the little brother was talking about missing his sister. Bright Eyes started to tear up sitting next to me."
I was amazed.
"He started crying once when I told him the story of Harry Potter and how his parents were killed," she added.
I was more amazed!
Tearing up is great. And if nothing else, it shows that the sound therapy on the left ear/right brain which is supposed to help him feel more emotions.
I've never been so happy about soppy movies before in my life!