I was so excited this week…we had a 30 minute drive and I popped in Frozen and both girls groaned…”I’m tired of this movie!” (Hurray, no more Frozen!) Then I realized we are going to see Cinderella with the new Frozen short soon, and Frozen 2 was announced yesterday.
No parents, we can’t avoid it, Disney’s Frozen is here to stay.
Another round of merchandise is already lining the shelves at the Disney Store, and new songs are being composed. What will come in the next film? Will Kristoff and Anna will already be married, or will there be a wedding for Elsa after a big struggle? (Perhaps a fire king aka hot Latin lover?!) Or maybe Flynn and Rapunzel are added in like an homage to Marvel? Or does Olaf plummet to his fiery doom?
Whatever happens, we will be there, I’m sure dressed like princesses from head to toe. And after nearly a year and a half and watching the movie countless times – here are
5 things frozen has really taught our kids
1. How To Be Seductive – Check out this video…Lila was showing me how Elsa walks.
Thank you Elsa and Disney for teaching my daughter how to be a
2. When Things Get Tough, Lock Yourself in Your Bedroom – Whenever there’s a fight between siblings someone goes to their room and
slams shuts their door. Then the other sits outside on the floor mimicking the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” scene.
3. How to Flood My Bathroom – Every night it’s ice power hell during bath time when they use their magical ice powers on each other. I try to encourage them to stop splashing, but they politely tell me, “It’s ice mom, don’t worry….it won’t get you wet.”
4. When Somebody is Mean Punch Him – That’s right, one day after school Lila told me a boy was pinching her on the playground. I reminded her to ask him to stop and if he doesn’t to tell a teacher. She replied, “No it’s OK mom, when a boy is mean I’ll just punch him so he falls in the lake.” I think she meant the fjord…but you get the gist.
5. Let It Go – I love the meaning and sentiment behind this song. Be yourself, that perfect girl is gone…it’s so uplifting right? I asked my six year old what it meant…she replied, “Like don’t clean your room and stuff. Just let it go…messy.” Awesome.
On a serious note, I always wanted a sister and do love the ending when Anna sacrifices herself, and Elsa learns to release her fear and accept love. There is a great sisterly bond in this movie developed by director Jennifer Lee (the first female Director in Disney history) and it has reinforced that message with our girls. I always tell them how lucky they are to have each other, and to always try to be kind, be caring, and be awesome.
And while we may be tired of the songs, they have helped develop music appreciation. Our daughters now love watching Idina Menzel in Wicked on You Tube and sing Gravity instead of Let it Go. (which is music to my ears!) And our eldest is obsessed with drawing the princesses, which has led to her drawing clothing. She now wants to be a fashion designer and a vet. I told her she could just design clothes for pets? We’ll see..
I’m glad that if they choose to continue to watch princesses at least they are inspired by two stronger women. Though the movie has faults, and teeny tiny body types, at least the heroine’s didn’t rely on men to solve their problems. Just quirky magical snowmen…
Good luck with the next soundtrack! (Buy earplugs.) If you liked this check out mommy in SPORTS other popular Frozen posts!
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Disclaimer: Since peeps on the internet have been so judgey lately, I do not advocate punching, splashing or walking like a hooker. This is meant to be funny, and if it isn’t I suck.
Janine Huldie says
like it or not this movie is here to stay and now with the short, plus new movie in the works, I foresee many Frozen years to come with my own girls, too. And we are so seeing Cinderella here tomorrow now, too 😉
Cinderella was AWESOME Janine, HIGHLY recommend it! And the Prince is dreamy….
I, honestly, am not sick of Frozen, lol. I actually really like it and think it is a great movie!
I thought it was great too – the first 800 times I watched it.
Tricia the Good Mama says
Aw, This is so sweet. That picture of your daughters is gorgeous! I always wanted a sister too, so I really like the sisterly bond in the movie. My son is only 19 months, but he does love the music!!
I only have brothers so I’m totally envious of them. Glad you’re son is into the music!
I’m not sick of frozen because i HAVEN’T SEEN IT! Now who’s that bad mom now????
What!? HOw is that even possible? What planet are you living on!?
My older kids have pretty much forgotten it but the toddler is still frozen to Frozen. Although we haven’t actually watched the movie since before Christmas. She just likes the characters and the dolls. Your daughter has some serious talent in the art department and I love that you encourage that!
I have no choice but ot encourage her art – it’s all she does! And lucky you…we are currently transitioning to TinkerBell. whew!
That disclaimer at the end! Ha!! My kids liked Frozen, but weren’t obsessed (I’m pretty sure we dodged a bullet since Annelise was too young and the boys were… boys), so it’ll be interesting to see what happens for Frozen 2. She’ll be at the perfect age to want to watch it a bazillion times.
Lila really has that walk down. Elsa looks just like that when she walks!
Shay from Trashy Blog says
I may be the only one in the world, but I LOVE kids’ movies. I understand that they make a killing off of us because we buy the toys and the DVD’s and the CD’s, etc., but to me, it all makes life easier. I have boys, so it’s hard to know what to get girls for birthdays–but not anymore. I find something Frozen and snatch that right up.
Another bonus: My husband was traveling for work for 2 months straight last year. I had just started a new job (bringing my total to 3 part-time, professional jobs–not saying that to brag or to get pity, just to set up how tired I was). My boys are 6 and 3, and on some nights after school (for them) and work (for me), when the days were really short and it got dark at 5 PM, sometimes popping in a movie for them so that I could make dinner, clean up, and get lunches ready for the next day saved my life and sanity–and they love movie nights. There’s just something special about them.
Anyway, I’ve blathered on long enough. 🙂 I love your life lessons, and although I have boys, they do the same thing with trying to freeze each other. And those drawings–WOW!!! I’d say she has a future in design!!
Our kids are the same age! And I love kids movies too – just an itty bitty tiny bit tired of this one! Thanks for your kind words I do think she’ll do something artistic or creative one day…we’ll see!
Herchel S says
Piper was beyond happy when I said they were making a Frozen 2! Wyatt screamed “no!” And started crying lol.
Tove Stakkestad says
This is so funny – totally good reason to share pictures of your adorable girls!!! My three year old sits outside his brothers’ room and sings…. it’s a “younger sibling” thing to do!
They all do it!
That seductive walk made me laugh out loud! I should have..
We actually saw the Frozen Fever short yesterday. I read a review somewhere that it was a hot mess, but let’s be honest, who cares? Everyone is going to love Frozen 2 as well.
Ha! That video was too good not to share right?!
My daughters knew about the Frozen short within seconds of it’s announcement. I do think it is here to stay! My only wish is that they don’t re-merchandise new outfits, colors etc for us parents to have to buy, but I am probably going to have to Let that go 🙂
I will always love Disney movies…all come with good and bad…but ultimately have at least one special meaning of love. Thanks for sharing your humor and insight with the Thursday Blog Hop!
Katie @ Recipe for Perfection says
Ugh… Frozen! Such a great song (and the scene it’s in where she builds a magical ice castle), such a beautiful setting & costumes, such appealing main characters… and then there’s the plot with holes you could drive trucks through and more mixed-up messages than you could shake a stick at. I wanted to love it, but I just don’t care for its weird ideas about, well, almost everything. 🙂
Now, Tangled, on the other hand, is fantastic. I would watch that one just for fun, not just because there are kids asking for it.
(PS- Found you on BritishMumUSA!)