"Because I Said So", a movie all about moms and daughters

Filed under: Just For Moms, Development/Milestones: Babies

With three kids ranging in ages from 2 1/2 to 13 1/2, I often find it difficult to get some one on one time with them. It seems the weekends fly by and the weeknights are devoted to homework. So yesterday afternoon, with approval from her teacher, I took Cassidy out of school for a couple of hours to see the movie "Because I Said So".

Funny enough, this is a movie about the tenuous relationship between mothers and daughters. Diane Keaton plays an overbearing/meddlesome mother who only wants the best for her grown daughters. The main daughter, played by Mandy Moore, wants to grow up but is still deeply enmeshed with her mom. It is a lovely comedy that encompasses the beauty and pain of the mother/daughter relationship.

On the way home from the theater, Cassidy told me she hoped that I would never be as meddlesome as Diane Keaton's character, but she said she hoped that I would love her that much even when she was all grown up. As I thought about the mother and daughter in the movie, I reflected on my relationship with my own mother. It is one that can sometimes drive me to weep, but more often brings a smile to my face and love to my heart, similar to the movie characters. This is a movie that exaggerates, but it leaves you feeling good. It is perfect to see with your mom or daughter.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.