Make believe

I recently took my five-year-old son to see Return to Neverland, the sequel to the classic 1953 Disney animated film Peter Pan. The story is similar to the original, except that this time around it is Wendy's daughter, Jane, who takes the magical journey to help Peter and Tinkerbell fight Captain Hook. (Not surprisingly, the war-painted Indians, led by Princess Tiger Lily, are missing from this version. My son wanted to know where they were, which led to our first discussion on political correctness.)  Afterwards I asked him why he thought that Jane had gone back to Neverland instead of Wendy. "Because Wendy's a grown-up," he replied. "So?" I asked, egging him on. "So, grown-ups don't believe," he responded.

 

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