5 YO DS just came and asked me if he can go watch "Avatar" with the neighbor kid--NK is maybe 6? (I think he said he was 6 or just about last fall...they haven't played together for awhile. long cold winter.)
I told him no for today because I don't really know the mom and I knew nothing about the movie other than the kids got some cool light-up toys from McD's
when we were on a road trip last summer, that were Avatar creatures. (I *think* maybe I've talked to this mom briefly a couple times outside...if I've got the right neighbor in mind. I'd, um, like to at least verify that before my kid goes inside the house?)
I googled the movie and it's PG-13, which seems a little "old" to me for him.
just a random post to see what other people's rules are and see if I'm "in-line" I'm sure this will be only the first of many requests as he'll be in kindy next year.
(to give you an idea of what my kid "typically" does, I don't think he's ever seen a movie rated above PG *maybe*--he used to love the stuart little movies, they *might* be PG, if they're not then he's not really watched anything over a "G'
And the only playdates he's had inside anyone's house without me there have been with people we've known all our lives or our two next door neighbors who we'd gotten to know pretty well while our kids played outside and we talked.)
I don't want to be the "super-strict" mom, but I don't want him seeing stuff way too "old" for him either. (and I think this kid just from a couple things I've heard him say, sees things "older" than I have let DS see...)