no one likes boov

(6 Posts)
WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Fri 10-Jun-16 09:48:53

My four year old, watching 'Home' for the eleventy billionth umpteenth time, has just turned to me, petted trembling lip, and teary, and said earnestly 'no one likes Boov'.

I was a bit taken aback. I'm not afraid of answering awkward questions, I have four dcs, 3-12, and am happy to field many many awkward questions, but this one has hit me.

He followed it up by saying. "But Boov isn't bad, why do all the other boovs not like him. He tries to be nice to them?"

I'll be honest, I'm not a sap, and it takes more than Marley and Me to raise even a petted lip from me, but I'm a little upset and stumped by this one.

I do realise I'm massively over thinking this, but how do you explain to s four year old that no matter how hard (or despite) someone tries, others will just dislike them?

Would you gloss it over and ignore, or try to explain? To a four year old??? I'm baffled!

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jun-16 09:53:37

He's different and they haven't yet realised that's a good thing, not a bad thing.

Surely that's the point of the film?

I've just asked my 4yo why the other Boov don't like O and he said it's because he makes silly mistakes and people think he's silly but later they realise he's just impulsive but kind and they make friends.

CopperPot Fri 10-Jun-16 10:00:23

Awww I love Home. Say what SOH said.

Spingroll16 Tue 14-Jun-16 13:53:13

my 2 and a half year old went through a stage of watching this film all the time! we love o!

Daisyandbabies Tue 14-Jun-16 16:21:12

showofhands, did your 4 year old seriously just say the word, 'impulsive'?

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Tue 14-Jun-16 16:23:50

They learn Oh is nice in the end and he has lots of friends.

Ds loves that film, he's desperate for the boovs to take over so he can have a flying car

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