Happy Halloween! Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
My son and I had such a wonderful time with this costume this year. Mr. Rogers was such a influential figure in my own childhood and I have nothing but fond memories of his programs. My children have only had a taste, but my husband and I have both spent so much time talking about our fond memories of Mr. Rogers and finding old episodes to show our children that they know and appreciate who he was and what he represented as well.
Last night, when very few people recognized his costume at a party that we attended, Yuri was little disappointed. We came home and washed away any of those feeling by watching the deeply moving “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” documentary about Mr. Rogers. Despite this being my second viewing, I bawled my eyes out again. If you haven’t seen this phenomenal film, I emphatically encourage you to see it. It will move you and inspire you. It will remind you of the power and simplicity of love, the far reaching effects of empathy, the simple act of kindness and how deeply they can affect a generation … and the generation after that and onward.
This boy of mine, he knows how to show empathy, patience and kindness with younger children, and has a heart of gold. If he’s going to emulate anyone, I can’t think of a better role model than the likes of Mr. Rogers. Watching him grow and change and become the wonderful young man that he is today is one of the greatest joys of my life.
Stay tuned for our Halloween Part II with our sweet girl!