December Daily / 2013 / Day 1
December is in full swing. Loads of homework makes staying festive hard work, but I’m trying to keep in the spirit. To help, each day, the elf comes and leaves a holiday activity for the kids to do in our advent calendar. Usually while they are taking a bath. The kids alternate days on the advent calendar. Isabel gets the odd days, Ryan the even. There is a chocolate involved.
It is a tradition I was masochistic to start and will never escape because the kids love it so much. We all seem to know I am the elf. Even if we are passive-aggressive about it, “The ELF hasn’t COME yet. I HOPE he comes SOON.” Etcetera.
Day One, the activity was “freeze.” It took the kids a while, but eventually, Isabel figured it out. We were going to see Frozen. (Yes, on a Sunday night. No, not my best idea.)
The movie was not the comedy I expected from the vignette that had been running the previous months – a snowman playing fetch with a reindeer using its carrot nose. It was a Disney Princess movie. A musical, no less. A few minutes into the movie, I mouthed the words, “I’m sorry,” to Rene. 3/4 of us loved the movie anyway. 1/4 of us snored. 1/2 of us cried pretty much the entire time. 1/4 of us was too worked up to even discuss her favorite part after it was over, “I can’t talk about it right now (sniff).”
It was lovely and beautiful and touching. You should definitely go see it.
Unless you are a 40 year old man who doesn’t care for Disney Princess movies. Then, maybe skip it.