We debated on whether or not we were going to allow Lizzie to see #BlackPanther“ because sometimes the violence gets to her. However… after yesterday and deciding to let her see it we now know it was an excellent choice.
As we were walking out of the movie theater this sweet girl says “I love Black Panther’s sister… She was smart, funny, and brave...LIKE ME!”......y’all....I DIED ...HOW POWERFUL is it that my sweet girl saw herself in Shuri! She watched that screen and identified with a female character that doesn’t look like her, live like her, or sound like her...and yet...she saw the heart of that character and saw herself. I’m sure there are some parents who will read this and disagree with the fact that we took our 7 year old to see this movie...that’s fine...keep scrolling. The implications for what my girl said have lasting effects and that is a moment I will hold in my heart for a lifetime. #WakandaForever #BonusMom #BonusParenting #KidsSayTheBestThings #ItsJustAPhase #DontMissIt