To clarify, our homes caught the Elsa & Anna bug at different times. The multi-kid house dove in saw it at the movies immediately, purchased the CD and the following Christmas was FROZEN. Single kid home - the tot was introduced through cousins, viewed the movie in passing and didn't catch the Elsa bug until 2015 Christmas. By that time, the older cousins had memorized the movie and changed their room décor to another princess or trendsetting duo. Fast forward to November 2015 and I'm contemplating buying the tickets for Christmas and attending the January show.
By the way, each year there's a Disney tour that stops by early January. Some call it luck, others - not so much. To be honest, it seemed like a great idea before my child could read billboards or converse about her Christmas list. Now, it's a chore.
Now, the moment you've been waiting for...drumroll please...five reasons we didn't see Disney on Ice this year:
5- The youngest kid is almost over Elsa - will this reignite the beast? How many more "Do you want to Build a Snowman?" performances can you endure? What's the proper kid to grown up ratio? Can I convince another to be tortured as well?
4 - Could not decide on the best show. Do I want to spend Saturday afternoon or adjust bedtime? Neither. I had to ask myself - do I want to go?
3- Will she stop playing with the new toys and revert back to the others - making it impossible to clean the dreaded toy chest?
2- She is going to forget - she's three.
1 - I DON'T WANNA!
Doing things we don't want to do was so 2015. We are starting this year thinking ahead. Why spend our time and money when it isn't necessary? Who wants to move the bedtime routine, sit in traffic and spend a gazillion dollars in the arena? Not I.
(Disclaimer: Should our kids find this post ten years from now - it was your Dads' idea.)
What adjustments are you making this year?