I resisted. I held out for a long time. I wasn’t interested in some movie about Babies whose trailer had gone viral and was infecting everyone I know. But when Amy raved I gave in and hit play.
And in the very first seconds it won me over. I hit pause and called across the room to my sister: You have to see this!
The wonderful intense concentration of the two small children pounding with rocks. I’ve seen that look on my girls’ faces as they work at a task. And the squabble… I have seen that exact interaction play out between my two girls so any times. In fact yesterday morning Bella and Sophie were fighting over the doll that Bella has taken to calling Baby Jesus. As Mrs Darwin says, “reflect on St. Augustine’s assertion that the effects of original sin are quite obvious in babies, who are pretty selfish by nature.”
I am fascinated by watching other mothers in other parts of the world interact with their children. Stripping away all that is culturally familiar, I can suddenly more clearly see the universal features of motherhood.
Oh and it goes without saying the babies are so cute. My heart melted. I cannot wait to see this movie!
Sophie loved it too. Again and again and again.