We survived our first year with the Elf on a Shelf. To be honest, I know my husband and I had more fun than we wouldn’t have thought. And, mo’s importantly, this brought a little holiday magic and cheer to my oldest. Surviving 8.5 months of a pandemic like a champ? I’d give him almost anything he asks for!
**Warning for those who have not see the movie. This post contains spoilers about the movie Frozen!**
I’ll admit that little G and I are late to the party on this whole Frozen thing. But I would like a pass on that for a few reasons. The first of which being, though perhaps closed-minded of me, that he’s a boy. We are often dealing with superheroes, trucks, and tools. I will also admit that I am slow to accept new things. I’m often a contrarian and the whole Frozen phenomena really irked me at first.
I won’t bore you with the whole backstory about the original version of the story by Hans Christian Andersen, called The Snow Queen, which was basically dismantled and Disney’d up for kids. The first time we watched it, I was unimpressed. Little G didn’t even sit through it and that was that. We recorded the sing-a-long edition on Starz one day last year and it sat on the DVR for a while. I watched it over the holiday break, as it seemed like a holiday type-thing to do, and really took time to appreciate for what it is. I’ll admit, it is a Disney movie and sometimes leave a lot to be desired (I’m talking to you Pocahontas and The Princess and the Frog) but some really grab me (Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast). Continue reading →
* Sometimes it feels like the hits just keep on coming. Bad things happen in threes, right? Try daily. But I feel like the universe is trying to find a way to balance things out….
* I can no longer watch Extreme Guide to Parenting. I refuse to watch shows that make me feel that angry or judgemental. I just need to move on and save that time and energy for my real life.
* As we prepare to move, I hope for a quieter neighborhood. I’ve loved this place, but the second I opened the window tonight to get some fresh air, I heard bass from someone’s car music and road noise from Truxel. As long as the are no barking dogs (knocking on wood now), I will be more content. Fingers crossed for us!
* I’m watching The Little Mermaid to sing and relax my brain from all the reading and work I did with my class group tonight. Veg…but only for a little while. Time to start packing!