Although I must confess that The Winnie-the-Pooh Disney video truly saved our marriage by sucking our toddler’s full attention for a good 45 minutes...and allowing us JUST enough time to “re-connect“ on the weekends....Disney, now, is not welcomed in our house.
We were talking over dinner the other night—the child, the husband and I, and the child mentioned that the Disney movies always seem to be absent a mother—she is either dead or missing or killed early on. And she is almost always replaced by a mean, wicked stepmother.
I said—I think it is is because they are following the old fairy tales—Cinderella, Snow White etc.
But then child said...”What about Finding Nemo where the mother is offed in the first few minutes? What about that?”
She said she thought it was time for a mommy lawsuit against Disney. I think so too. How many more movies are we willing to accept with this free and easy killing off of mothers?
Mothers of the Internet Unite! You have nothing to lose but that glorious 45 minutes of undisturbed time.
Winnie-the-Pooh looking for a mother