My wife is nervous about showing our daughter movies.  It was a two week process to convince her that the flying monkeys in Wizard of Oz wouldn’t scar her for life, or wake her up in the middle of the night screaming in terror.  She first conceived the idea of showing our daughter ‘Hocus Pocus’ last Monday, with intent to watch it the following Friday.  She did her research, various parental sites, Common Sense Media, polls at work.  Starting Wednesday she tried to back out, Thursday she had completely decided against giving our child nightmares.

Friday, our daughter and I decided we had had enough, we watched the movie, our daughter loved it, and just like the Wizard of Oz, it wasn’t as bad as she thought.

If our daughter hadn’t already decided on Maleficent for this year’s Halloween costume, Winifred Sanderson would have been a shoe-in.