It's a statement about the boys' maturity levels that they were able to handle this story without getting overly upset. Heck, *I* was upset at this story! We had an interesting discussion about how the stories (and books they are reading, too) are starting to not always have the ending we want them to, and how that is a part of growing up (and life in general). Good timing, really, because they have been asking to read some books that are a bit more intense (Harry Potter, etc), and I think they are now ready to handle some of that more "mature" content.
5-7 year mission preview, realized
6 years ago