Tonight driving home from dinner, Silas and I were discussing which movie we could watch this week for a treat (would love any suggestions of non-scary 3 yr old appropriate movies). Alice in Wonderland came up because of the Disneyland ride, which he does NOT like because of the Queen of Hearts. So we got into a big conversation about why she is scary, how she is scary, what she does in the movie that's scary etc.:
Bronwen: Well she has a huge mouth and yells a lot; she's not scary as much as she's not nice. But she's married to a tiny friendly king.
Silas: But how big is her mouth?
Bronwen: Oh, about this big [making a huge grapefruit size circle with my hands].
Silas: But why isn't she nice?
Bronwen: I don't know. She's just kind of mean.
Silas: But why is she mean? ... Tell me that part about her mouth again.
Bronwen: I don't know why she's mean. [recap big mouth, tiny king part]. She's just grumpy, really.
Silas: But why is she grumpy?
Bronwen: I don't know, Silas. I just don't know why.
Silas: ... [quiet for a minute]... She's probably grumpy because someone was grumpy with her when she was little.
Bronwen: ... ... Yes Silas, you're probably right.