Sara - posted on 07/17/2009 ( 53 moms have responded )
Ok, so I just got back from lunch with a couple of co-workers. They were talking about how their sons aren't going to see the new Harry Potter movie because it "promotes witchcraft" and that will "plant the seeds to endorse that kind of behavior". I was a little taken aback by this...so I asked "Don't you think your children (ranging in age from 7-13) know the difference between fantasy and reality? To which they said no because their boys tend to act out things that they see. Well, I then I asked if they let their kids watch "Transformers" or "Star Wars", because those movies are quite violent, to which they said that yes, their kids do watch those movies and while they don't like the violence, it's ok. Huh? I had to end the convo right there because I didn't want to argue with them, but WTF? This coming from people who have never even read the Harry Potter books or seen the movies. I just don't get it. Thoughts?