Parents Have Got a ‘Frozen’ Problem — Just Admit It!

Olaf from FrozenToday I saw an exercise routine to the song “Let It Go” from Frozen. I’ll let you think on that for just a minute while I share the news that Frozen came out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week.

Wait, why am I telling you that. Chances are you already know, and it’s not because your kids have been begging you for the movie (although they were, I’m sure). You knew because you have been salivating at the thought of getting your hands on a copy of that movie and throwing a mid-week movie night “for the kids” (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

Parents of America? We have a problem. We are obsessed with Frozen.

Yes, we. I too have caught myself asking people if they want to build a snowman. I broke into song when someone told me to “let it go,” and yes, well, I’m not just hankering for summer, and sun, and all things hot because of the evil that is the polar vortex. Olaf has infected my soul.

But at least I’m honest. I’m doing better than all those folks out there who insist their kids can’t just “Let it Go.” Because your 4-year-old is downloading songs from iTunes now (if she is, it’s time to change some settings on your phone)? Yeah. Right. And I’ve got a bridge for sale and all that jazz.

You all have seen the video of the parents lip synching to Love Is an Open Door, right? The one where their young daughter looks wholly unamused?

And let’s get back to that Frozen exercise video. Raise of hands: who thinks it’s the 6-year-old set salivating over a “Let It Go” pilates routine? Nobody?

Hmm. Me neither.

The truth of the matter is, our kids like Frozen. My daughter finally got her grubby fingers on the soundtrack as a Valentine’s Day gift, and she hasn’t stopped wandering ’round the house, singing it at the top of her lungs. She is an Anna fan all the way, and she would like to live in an ice palace if someone could make that happen, pretty please.

But the way our kids like Frozen has nothing on the way we big people have fixated on this flick. Grown folks are spending actual time in their busy adult lives arguing over who sang it better: Demi Lovato or Adele Dazeem, er, Idina Menzel. They are MAKING EXERCISE VIDEOS. And they’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of a children’s movie on DVD and Blu-Ray like it’s naptime or something.

So here’s the unvarnished truth: I got hold of a review copy of the Frozen Blu-Ray. It is everything you hoped it would be. It has “Let It Go” music videos! There are not one, not two, not three, but four deleted scenes of Arrendelle goodness, and a whole bunch of making of behind the scenes mastery that will keep your butt on the couch for a good afternoon (or two!). I would suggest you buy it. Immediately.

Tell everyone else you’re buying it for the kids, if you must. But it’s OK if you’re honest … and just want to buy it for you. You’re in good company.

And if you want to check out these Frozen friendship activities “for the kids,” well, have at:

Download Frozen Friendship Fun

Has Frozen enchanted you? What is it about this movie that has gotten the adults so hooked?

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Disclaimer: I received a review copy of Frozen to facilitate this review. All confessions about adult obsessions with child-like pursuits are solely my own.

 

Comments

  1. i like the songs in the movie and i guess this is one of the best disney animation movie that involve princess! hahaa

  2. angela m says:

    I loved this movie, I took my two daughter to see it in the theatre and we all enjoyed it.

  3. I’ve never seen “Frozen”. I suspect I’m in the minority!

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