I'm sure we'll never forget how fearful you are of movies. Even though you've only watched Disney movies, the send you in a panic. I get it, Disney movies always have one or both parents dying, a villain and some intense dark scenes which are emphasized by trepidatious music. We thought we had desensitized you (finally!) with Finding Nemo but that's back to being a scary movie (although you did say you might watch it tomorrow...we'll see about that. HA!) The only acceptable ones in your book are Cars, Cars 2 and Planes.
When Disney's Frozen came out on BluRay, I was excited to watch it. Everyone raved about the movie and the story line was different (sisterly love and all that) then all the other Disney movies. We bought it and were so excited to have a movie night! Oh, what fun our family of 5 (don't forget the dogs!) was going to have. WRONG-O!!! You begged to go to bed, you begged to shut it off and you hid under Nana. You even whimpered at the scene of the Elsa's coronation celebration where everyone was dancing. After this fright-fest was over and we put you to bed you said, "Mummy, how did you think of Frozen?" I told you I loved it and thought it was wonderful. "Yeah, I liked it too." What?!!! Even the next morning you were donning a purple latex glove and a blanket draped over your shoulders pretending to be Elsa. But when asked if you wanted to watch the movie again, you vehemently shook your head NO.
Your preschool teacher plays music on the CD player a lot and I can tell that Frozen is a class favorite as you sing "Let It Go" and "For the First Time in Forever" a lot, even though you've only see the movie just that one time. The only reason I know some words to "Let It Go" is because of you singing it. The other night as we were singing "Let It Go", I remembered the part of the movie where Elsa runs her fingers through her hair and releases her long, beautiful braid and so I did the same thing. Your eyes lit up and you exclaimed, "Momma, just like Elsa! You did it! I'm so proud of you." I thought it was so cute!
Last night while making dinner, I put on some Frozen songs on YouTube for us to listen to and for you to watch to keep busy. So naturally we had them stuck in our head all night. Just as I gave you your 100th kiss and hug combo, you were humming Let It Go. I sang the chorus and turned to walk out but stopped when you requested, "Do the braid! Momma, please can you do the braid." My hair was up in a tight bun, so I just made the motion but it was not enough for you. So with a half hour past bed time, I stood in your room braiding my hair, wrapping it up, singing the song and releasing my Elsa braid. Your eyes smiled and I saw a peek of smile from behind your hand (PS. you still "shuck" your thumb!") and you snuggled into Nana content and satisfied. You tossed a few I Love You's and a See Ya In The Morning and drifted off to dreamland.