I wasn't thinking/editting his choices when I let ds pick a movie to watch while I cleaned. I just did what I always do - started the film at the second chapter. The traumatic loss of the mother, staple of Disney films, has always been avoided in our already-anxious household, and will continue to be so with I. But forget the first chapter! Here we have a boy-fish separated from his father, on the day ds said he was "sadder than [he's] ever been" in his "whole life."
Then I didn't want to make it worse by turning it off. So we watched Nemo as if we had never seen it before, wondering whether it would end with Nemo and Daddy together (wondering if ds was Nemo, or if I. is).
And while I know traveling together was not an option for us, dh's departure has made me and ds very blue. As for whether this was the "right" way to do it or not, I think I'll have dh post a guest posting (if he's amenable) when he returns - I will always be torn on that issue, insisting that those who can travel really should just before deferring to the practicalities.
(Review of Cars coming soon.)
Daddy will be there very soon! He loves you very much.
So do we.