Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happily Ever After?

Lately, I've been adding to the Disney Princess movies in our collection.  Last week I bought Beauty and the Beast for Ava.  That was never a favorite movie of mine, but now that I've seen it several times in the last week, it's growing on me.  I figure this is a good chance for me to catch up on some of the stories that I missed out on!

Watching all of these princess movies has me thinking about fairy tales...why is it that it's always the evil stepMOTHER?  Or the mom is dead, and no one has taken her place?  Very rarely is it the father who is evil, or dead.  This has actually come up as a topic in more than one conversation lately, and has me a bit intrigued.  Fairy tales are often not very happy - and usually someone dies at some point. 

I was a giving an overview of Snow White to a friend of mine, and as I was going through the story, both of us were horrified at the message - mom dies, evil stepmother wants to murder her pretty stepdaughter, and when she doesn't succeed, she dies from envy.  WOW!  Talk about cheery!

More than once lately, Ava has had to comfort me as I was bawling while watching the Disney movie! I did try to have her watch Cars with me a few weeks ago (no one dies there!) and about 45 minutes into it, she lost interest, and had no desire to continue!  Can't say I didn't try...

Scott had never seen Beauty and the Beast, so while they were watching it, it appeared that he was pretty interested in the story.  Ava kept sitting up in front of him, and he kept telling her to move out of the way so he could see the tv. Made me giggle.

The viewing - look at the intensity!

We finally got Ava's room her walls aren't bare!  Ikea has great kids items, and they aren't too expensive!  Check out the new wall light we bought for her - super cute, provides just enough light for her to read, and is easy to turn on and off. 

Ava's fasinated with the color of her tongue...she was pretty excited about it turning green!

If the weather holds today, we're supposed to go swimming with some friends - I think today's the last day the pool is open in So St Paul.  Hard to believe that the summer is drawing to a close already.  Where did it go?  Doesn't help that we didn't get warm weather until July, of course!  Oh long as it's not snowing, I'm happy!


Stephanie Blackwood said...

I love it when my tongue turns green too! Even better is blue.

Stephanie Blackwood said...

I love it when tongue turns green too, but my favorite color is blue!

Katie said...

Violet has the same light from IKEA :)