I have but a few requests of you. Please, please let the weather be mild enough that we don’t have many more snow days. I love my children, but I also love my job. I’d like to, you know, go to work sometimes.
Secondly, and more importantly, please let my children be healthy enough to attend school when it is open. So far we have battled three ear infections, croup, the stomach bug (twice) and pneumonia. My fridge is awash in pink medicine and I’m running out of bribes for getting them to take it. See also: I’d like to go to work sometimes.
And finally, can we get a Disney movie where the parents… you know… LIVE? I mean, I think The Little Mermaid qualifies, since King Triton doesn’t die, but he IS transformed into a small booger-type creature, right?
I took the girls to see Frozen earlier this week and it was really good, but (SPOILER ALERT) COME ON WITH THE PARENTS! Olivia, who is four, hid on my lap for half the movie. Audrey, who at two-and-a-half, was a wildcard at her first movie, actually loved it. I think because she didn’t grasp a lot of the scary parts.
The ending was amazing, though, and let’s be honest, anything with Idina Menzel? WINS THE DAY.
Still. Let’s think about having a strong, solid Disney story where the parent isn’t shot by hunters, or dies in an illness, or is eaten by a fish, or stampeded by wildebeests, or is turned into a bear, or sinks on a ship, that would be ACES.
PS, how cute is this side pony? Just saying.