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Today is RiRi and lil G’s first day back to school! It seems like our summer together flew by, but thankfully I have a few more weeks with D-Man and RoRo before they are off to Kindergarten and Preschool. Since it’s back to school season for us, over the past few weeks we’ve been steadily purchasing back to school supplies for everyone. Usually we buy the basic school supplies at our local Walmart, and sometimes while shopping from our list we can get a little sidetracked by pretty, shiny things.
2014 – The Summer of Frozen Fun
How I would describe Summer of 2014 is the Summer of Frozen Fun. We have a big, busy family and it’s usually tough for us all to get to the movie theaters together (not to mention EXPENSIVE!) so a lot of movies we don’t catch until they are released on video. Last Spring we were so excited to finally see the Disney movie, Frozen, and I was so shocked when D-Man already knew all the songs. I remember our first time watching, he was belting out “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”. I realized that at his Preschool they would play music from cartoons and movies, and he must have learned the songs there, so he had already been looking forward to this movie.
Now, I have to admit, last Winter when it was released on the big screen I thought it was more of a girls movie. I heard the chatter and everyone loved the movie so much, but I didn’t hear much about it being marketed to boys. So when we finally saw the movie, I was surprised at just how much my two little boys LOVED it!! Of course love is universal, it crosses all gender boundaries and the core message of the movie is family love, specifically that between siblings. So of course my boys would relate since they are so close. It’s a fun movie with likable characters and a plot that keeps you watching. In addition to the main characters Anna and Elsa, my boys just love Olaf as well as Sven and Kristoff. I can appreciate how Anna is slightly awkward and vulnerable, it makes her character easily relateable, regardless of age or gender.
Since the boys love this movie so much (ok, I do too) it has been on constant replay all summer. We would watch it together, and sing and dance. We’d talk about family values with our boys and explain different parts of the movie. We began to understand that Elsa’s powers were only scary when she was angry and the ice would change colors based on her moods. I may even dare to say that Frozen is right up there in our top favorite Disney movies, so I was excited when we were doing our Back to School shopping and found quite a few fun Frozen items at Walmart.
What made us even happier, was that we were able to find quite a few boys themed items that they were so excited to receive. RiRi and I were actually picking up some final supplies yesterday and decided to pick up a few things for the boys and surprise them with it. They were overjoyed, and Olaf has been with them every step of the way ever since. Since D-Man begins Kindergarten in a few weeks I’m still trying to locate a Frozen backpack with Olaf or Sven and a matching lunchbox for him, but for now we’re happy with these items.
Who are your favorite Frozen characters?
I’m going to keep searching for more Frozen items at Walmart, if you are a fan and love the movie, show me your finds!
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