Tuesday morning when FROZEN was released I packed up my two littlest (after driving the bigger boys to school) off to Walmart to grab our copy of FROZEN!! (Did you do the same thing?) Turns out half the world was there buying it that day too! The checker who rang up up said that in the 30 minutes she had been working that day she had already sold almost 50 copies! She was laughing because every single person who came through her line had a copy-or two, or five.
First thing we saw when we came into the store:
That shows that the movie at Walmart cost $16.96 but actually it’s dropped to only $14.96! Also, you can get a $5 off coupon for FROZEN on 24 packs of Eggo Waffles! Nice!
We also got sucked in by the books and other fun merchandise on the other side of the stand:
And you know what? I was happy to buy it! I just love this movie.
So, here’s the thing.
I love the song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” but it also breaks my heart. Anna and Elsa were so close as sisters when the were young and then Elsa shut the door an wouldn’t open it. And it turns out that if only she had tried, and had loved Anna earlier, none of the sadness and struggles would have been necessary. Sad!
Of course this is resolved and all is well by the end, but I just think of the years lost that can never be recaptured and it makes my heart a little sad.
And perhaps, in the long run, this is one of the reasons I love this movie. Because it’s caused my boys to draw closer. My husband and I too.
That soundtrack-oh that soundtrack! Cleaning up from dinner? We’re listening to it. (And dancing.) Driving on a long road trip and the 2 year old starts to whine? Bust out the FROZEN soundtrack and the whole car full is happy. My husband and I keep looking at each other in wonder as all four of our wild little BOYS are singing along with these songs. I don’t know many other songs that have drawn our whole family in like that. We love it and it gives us such a feeling of happiness.
What did we do when we bought the movie? We watched it. Together. Like 4 times already. Little and big alike-they all love it!
When we aren’t watching the movies or listening to the songs? We’ve got the books! And the 6 year old can read them to the 2 year old:
And shhhh…don’t tell. But my 2 year old BOY is so obsessed, I even bought him Elsa and Anna dolls. And sometimes I catch his older brothers playing with them too-though they’d deny it if you asked them!
I love this movie! I love what it does for my family. We’re making memories here and FROZEN is helping us! Can’t wait to watch it again!