The best part of becoming a parent is the knowledge that you’ve created life, and ensured a part of you will live on long after you’ve gone. Pfffft – who am I kidding?! The best part of being a Mum is having an excuse to see all the new animated Disney movies.
I counted the days until Big Sis was old enough to sit right through Cinderella, and Tangled quickly became a family favourite (a frypan… who knew?!). So it’s safe to say we were all pretty excited when Frozen came out, and pretty close to ecstatic when invited to attend a special sing-a-long screening AND the chance to meet directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee afterwards.
I was a teensy bit apprehensive about taking 3.5-year-old Lil Sis to her first theatre movie, but she was enthralled from opening bars of ‘Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?’ until the closing credits began to roll. The girls loved the songs and the beautiful animation, and there was plenty of humour to appeal to the grown ups.
But be warned: Disney movies are highly addictive. We were singing the songs pretty much day and night for the next two weeks. We also might’ve* watched it another time since, and preordered the DVD (which comes out 31 March – not that I’m counting the days). If you want to get a little frostbite yourself, below are the links to the Disney store and the official website (Heads up – there are are some cute Frozen colouring-in sheets for you to download!).