Just as good looks deceive so does a dominant body language.
Recently, we have happened to watch street show at Disney. My LO had not known STAR WARS till that time.
And of course who can beat Disney, surely mavericks they are. But it so happens that my LO thinks the opposite 😦 to him the Darth Vader and Kylo Ren are the heroes!
Cant blame him, but I am worried mother!!!
Inspite of explaining it to him several times, it doesn’t work. I have not found a solution to this problem but I have understood the problem finally.
The play requires little kids to play JEDI. Sometimes the light sabre is heavier and taller than the kids enacting and hence they struggle to put up a fight against the dark side heroes. Sigh!
But when the Darth Vader and Kylo Ren enter the plot it marked with high pitch volume of the signature tune. Ofcourse they are well dressed and they can very well manage their light sabres!
They speak english and they always belittle the fighting efforts of little JEDIS. So even if the audience gestures they go back to their dungeon and they do, they are still seen as hero by my little one! to the extent that black is now his favourite colour.
I can just ignore this, and be happy that some day LO will know the truth.
But I have to be on my vigil now. Our mind processes these cues subsconciously and by experience, but i think it now needs to be taught to decipher, coz good people can have bad body language and vice a versa. We might be in greater danger than we think.