It’s all the rage right now. You have to live under a rock to not have heard of it! My youngest is a teenager now so I’m kinda out of the loop with these kinds of things. Many of my friends, however, are crazy for it! Since I remember those days fondly of singing theme songs with my own little ones, I felt I needed to investigate and discover what all the fuss was about. As a side note, we have requests to host Frozen tea parties at the bookstore where I work. Here’s a pic of one from a little while back.
Isn’t it pretty? So, I just HAD to know what all the fuss was about! After reading one of the books, here’s what I discovered:
- Two sisters, who are PRINCESSES are orphaned
- One of them has magic powers and hurts the other one
- There is a snowman named Olaf
- One becomes Queen but is unhappy
- The other one falls in love but the guy is a jerk
- The next guy she falls in love with tries to kill her sister with the magic powers
- She steps in, saves her sister’s life and they all live happily ever after
Ok so I may have abbreviated just a bit. I was reading a Little Golden Book version which may have oversimplified the story. But here’s the question, do young girls need a love story?
I’m thinking back to every single fairy tale I’ve ever read and loved. The key to each story was find your Prince Charming and your life will be instantly better. And now that I have a teenaged girl (GAH!) I wonder if that’s the message I want planted in her brain.
I’m all for dressing up and feeling special and having a good time. I’m just not sure that the message of finding your one true love still holds true in today’s society?
To be sure, Idina Menzel does rock as a singer. I have yet to hear the song all the way through, but what I’ve heard is good.
What are your thoughts on Frozen? Am I off the mark? Overthinking? Too feminist thinking? A scrooge? Tell me!