On the way to the coast the kids picked some different movies for the drive. Cinderella, Peter Pan and Shrek. Cinderella was a big hit and Peter Pan was generally good until late in the film Captian Hook begins his murderous assault on the lost boys and Peter. I had one ear occupied by NPR on my ipod when I heard Miss Thing start to whimper. I asked Super Son to pause the movie and and asked Miss Thing what was wrong.
Miss Thing: "I don't like Captian Hook"
Me: "Don't worry Miss Thing Peter Pan wins and the Alligator chases Captain Hook away"
Miss Thing: "Okay"
She sounded doubtful but was willing to see it through and Super Son started the movie again. Another minute passed and she whimpered. I asked if she was scared and she said yes. "Honey" I said "Super Son will hold your hand if you are scared"
She looked at him, he looked at her, they paused and then reached for each other. They held hands until the scary part was over.
Super Son reminds her of her strength and holds her hand when she isn't so sure. He is an amazing big brother.