Was hanging out with my friend Amy and her son Brighton a while ago. We were in the backyard. To occupy him, Amy started an imaginary activity: "Fishing". Apparently, this is an activity started at a class he goes to--the entire script of it. Anyway, it involved "fishing" pretend fish out of puddles. Here was the interaction.
B: "I'm fishing for Nemo!"
A: "Did you find him?"
B "Yes! Here he is!" (Brighton yanks on his "line" and pulls out the "fish". "I'm going to eat his head!"
Needless to say, I was a little shocked that we were witnessing the gruesome end of a star of a Disney movie. Apparently B has not seen Nemo--but I would guess some kids in his class have. What was the instructor thinking?
Am I just too sensitive? Yes, I want my child to understand where our food comes from, but I don't need to anthropomorphize our entrees that much.