Being a parent means watching Big Hero 6, not Interstellar.
ME: Part of being a parent means watching Big Hero 6 when you could be watching Interstellar.
HE: Man, that must suck.
ME: No, not really. First of all, Big Hero 6 was pretty entertaining. A nice ride.
HE: That good, huh?
ME: I imagine Interstellar would be more to my liking.
HE: Then what—?
ME: Big Hero 6 was okay and entertaining, but it’s not about the movie. When you go watch an animation with a little kid, you’re really watching the kid.
HE: What do you mean, watching the kid?
ME: It’s like this — the show’s okay, to you, but it’s awesome-amazing to the kid. So, when you watch the kid watching the show, it’s awesome-amazing to you. Get it?
HE: Yeah. I think I got it.
ME: And then you go and watch Interstellar with a grownup. At least until your kid’s grown enough to watch such shows with you.
HE: Doesn’t sound half bad.
ME: It sure ain’t.
Originally published at planbpilgrims.com.