Last night Saturday’s Warriors was on our PBS station, and my husband left it on for our viewing enjoyment. I was in and out of the room, and so were some of the kids. At the end when the mom has an unplanned homebirth I was talking to Tevita about the baby and kind of gaging his reaction a little since the mom does do a little yelling. I hadn’t thought any other children were in the room, but as it ended and the credits started to roll my desk chair turned and Alena popped up. “They have a baby now!” Then with the tears beginning “They have a baby now!!” And she began to sob uncontrollably as she ran into my arms. She was so happy that they had a baby now that she cried for about 5 or 10 minutes.
Last time we caught this movie on TV almost the same thing happened. She didn’t really say anything about the baby other than she hadn’t been scared by the sounds the mom made (I had asked her that because of the extent of the reaction she seems to get at the end of this movie). All she said over and over the first time was “I like that movie! I really like that movie!” As she sobbed and sobbed for at least half an hour.
My husband has decided that Saturday’s Warriors will no longer be a show we watch, lol. I have to admit it is pretty darn sweet, in my completely biased opinion, that she finds it SO wonderful that they have a baby.
On another vein regarding this movie, and particularly the end, Sione and I discussed the birth portrayed in it. With me due in a week he was teasing me about that scene coming to our home soon. I laughed and told him I would try to remember to growl at him that he “did this to me” and that we would definitely have the similarity of the blinding white legs going on. He responded that he would simply reply “Yes, I did,” if I could remember. I think it would be quite funny, so I will see how well I can remember such a silly little thing as that.