Covid Isolation Week 7 Day 4 – Bad parenting

So today was a lesson in parenting traps and how it’s so easy to fall headlong into one.

Isaac is obsessed with superhero’s – unsurprisingly given he’s 7 and they’re everywhere…..everywhere…

So for a long time he’s watching youtube clips about Avengers, playing Avenger lego games, watching lego shorts based on the avengers. And today had been particularly slow (as we both had meetings and calls) so at the end of the day I’m sat down with him and he asks if he can watch Avengers.

Now he had seen Captain America while in Saundersfoot with his Thad-cu – and I thought what would the harm be if I’m watching it with him.

So I agree – he trots off, gets the film, excitedly works out how to use the XBox to play Blu-rays….and we settle in for the film.

All goes well…the Avengers meet, bicker, fight, assemble, bicker…and then finally capture Loki…

Lots of bantery exposition followed by more bickering and then it all goes to hell (we’ve all seen it)…Big Green goes crazy, explosions, crisis, engines blow up and Loki escapes…

And then Coulson pulls a gun on Loki…. and suddenly Loki is behind him delivering a seemingly fatal stab…

Isaac goes quiet…

The film continues….Thor is ejected…

Isaac is still quiet….then pipes up “There’s too much blood, I want to play minecraft!”

I try and chat to him about….but I’m confronted with a few tears and him saying he didn’t realise this was a horror.

….and at the moment I was completely floored. Yes he’s a 7 year old who’s favourite minecraft activity is slaughtering everything in sight, who loves play fighting and nerf guns. But in all of that I’d missed that he was just a 7 year old boy not prepared for the pivotal shock moment of the film…not ready to see a good guy fail and die.

Bad Dad moment…

We talked about it afterwards and he knows its all pretend….but still…lesson learnt… keep to the ratings…

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