Tangled Thinking

The first time we listened to the last song on the Disney movie Tangled (during the credits), Mara just shook her head and said, “That’s not right. That’s not right!”
The song says,
“She’s the girl with the best intentions.
He’s the man of his own inventions
She looked out the window; he walked out the door,
And she followed him and he said “What are you looking for?”
And she said “I want something that I want.
Something that I tell myself I need
Something that I want
And I need everything I see”.
“Something that I want.
Something that I tell myself I need
Something that I want
And I need everything I see”.
Mara doesn’t really understand this song, but the chorus seems to fly in the face of everything we’re teaching her, so Thursday night when the movie was over and the credits were rolling, Mara wanted to turn it off.
I’m glad she understands that, no, we shouldn’t tell ourselves we “need something we want” and need “everything we see.”

Carissa in all her three-year-oldness didn’t understand why Mara wanted to turn it off and protested. Mara explained to her that the song wasn’t right and that’s not what God says.

Fast-forward to bedtime, Sunday night. I told Carissa I was going to sing her a song before bedtime. “But. . . is it a *good* song? One that *God* would like?” she asked me.

Yes, I assured her, Channels Only would be quite biblical.

One thought on “Tangled Thinking

  1. jan bunton says:

    Oh, how they’re growing! Oh, how they’re understanding! I’m so glad that you’re there for them.

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