Monday, July 16, 2007

Surprise ending

As a family we watched a Reader's Digest video called "Africa's Untamed Wilderness: Etosha" tonight. The kids love watching the predators attempting to catch their meals, the African wild cat was a amazing as it leaped into the air trying to catch birds flying by.

But as the kids cheered on the lions and cheetahs, there was a twist in the predator chain. One of the older cheetahs was killed by a lioness and the mother cheetah died also leaving the three youngsters to fend for themselves. Two of those died to leave only one as the video ended. The surprise ending for me was after the video when I was tucking the boys in bed. Boy #2 expressed how sad he was to that the cheetahs died. Boy #2 who likes to play rough, push his brothers around and has tried flying already was touched that the predators met a tough end.

Don't know what to make of it yet, but I am sure there is a lesson in there somewhere.

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