Danae watched Gulliver’s Travels yesterday with her cousin Javi and his grandparents, as she was invited the other night. It was her first time to watch a movie in the theater without us. I did not hesitate because I knew she would be in good hands, and I was pretty sure the movie was safe for kids. Danae wanted to watch it, too, so it was perfect.

I got her ready by early afternoon, got her bag ready with water, a towel, and a wallet with money. I reminded her not to eat ice cream because she was coughing and no juice because she had water in her bag (we try our best to keep her from taking too much sugar — she’s active enough even without it), but she can buy snacks. I also reminded her to be careful while watching the movie. She asked me if there’s kissing. I didn’t know if there was but I told her that she knows what to do if there is. She’s quite aware about emotions and relationships even just by looking at two people, for some reason. She almost always knows when a kiss is about to happen, and she either calls me to tell me or if I’m right there, I already notice her getting ready to cover her eyes, which she has been trained to do ever since. (For a previous blog explaining why we train our kids to do this, click here.)

When she got home, she told me that she didn’t use her money. Apparently wowo Panser and wowa Monette (lolo & lola – grandpa & grandma) treated her to a snack as well. I asked her about the movie and she told me there was kissing and that she covered her eyes. She even told her cousin to do the same. I’m so proud of my little girl! We were not there, but she was responsible enough to cover her eyes. She could have thought “mommy and daddy aren’t here, so I’m gonna do what I want! I will look!” But she didn’t! She obeyed us even when we weren’t there! We stand by our decision to teach our kids to protect themselves with the things they watch, read, and listen to. We hope and pray that this will be their lifestyle as they grow up. I am truly amazed by God’s goodness and my daughter’s maturity! 🙂

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About Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & dedicated pastor, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active little girls, Danae, Noelle and Gianna. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share with you some of my experiences, especially on being a mom.

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