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Life lessons from Frozen

HM_featured_post_300x169pxAdmittedly and unashamedly I’m completely and utterly FROZEN mad-possibly more so than my kids who both love it madly, deeply.

We have in fact watched this multi-Oscar winner back to back for weeks (why am I not bored of it yet?!-that Christophe is rather cute it must be said) and we seem to play the soundtrack on loop in the car daily (with a bit of Beyonce for good measure).

Yesterday, I even kept the car doors wide open, music blaring and twirled the boys around the front garden to ‘Do you Want to Build a Snowman?’. Thankfully my (new) neighbours are on holiday so the full swing Frozen party spared me a red face and it was so FUN people.

Seriously though, let’s look further than the wondrous musical pleasures to the touching film’s themes of sisterly bonds, overcoming adversity and the power of love which subliminally and subconsciously affects the younger viewers and more overtly the *cough older ones, teaching and encouraging us all to be quite frankly better human beings. It’s really that simple.

Yes I wish the waists of the female protagonists weren’t quite and there was greater ethnic representation (come on Disney) but otherwise this film has affected us ALL for the better don’t you think?

Not so sure, then let’s look at the life lessons RIGHT here from the songs’ lyrics from this hit film: stirring, truthful and so incredibly ear-wormingly addictive!

You’re welcome!

1. The importance of letting things go (yes we know Elsa must return and save her Kingdom eventually but at this point she needs release from the fears and those containing her:

Let it Go

Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door

Love the wise words below on how distance can make things seem much less severe from afar:

It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all

Adore the support Anna gives Elsa here:

For the First Time in Forever (reprise)

You don’t have to protect me I’m not afraid
Please don’t shut me out again,
Please don’t slam the door
You don’t have to keep your distance anymore

‘Cause for the first time in forever
I finally understand
For the first time in forever
We can fix this hand in hand

We can head down this mountain together
You don’t have to live in fear
‘Cause for the first time in forever,
I will be right here.

Important lesson on the reality that true love doesn’t mean perfection:

Fixer Upper

What’s the issue, dear?

Why are you holding back from such a man?
Is it the clumpy way he walks?

Cliff: Or the grumpy way he talks?

Female Troll 1: Or the pear-shaped, square-shaped
Weirdness of his feet?…

And most importantly the meaning and strength of love:

Bulda: We’re not sayin’ you can change him,
‘Cause people don’t really change. (Girl Trolls: Ahh Ahhh)
We’re only saying that love’s a force
That’s powerful and strange.
People make bad choices if they’re mad,
Or scared, or stressed.
Throw a little love their way.

There we have it, sure there are many more examples from the school of Frozen, but these are the ones that ping out to me-so are you as obsessed as we are?! *Say yes, say yes!

All lyrics, imagery ©Disney

 

 

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34 Responses

  1. DannyUK

    I think I must be the only person in the world that hasn’t seen this yet!
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  2. Mama and More aka Zaz

    Oooh, I’ve been meaning to write about our Frozen experience for ages – so very different to yours, but actually, you’ve made me see some things in a very different light! Brilliant post #AllAboutYou (may have to watch it again – are you on commission??) xx
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    • honestmum

      @Mama and More aka Zaz oh really, wow, want to read yours now…I should be on commission, you reading this Disney? x

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  3. Luci - Mother.Wife.Me

    There’s my excuse to watch it again… I made the ultimate faux-pas this morning when a proud 5 year old birthday girl showed me her favourite new doll… “ooh Cinderella!” Off to gen up on Frozen now… thanks so much for linking up to #AllAboutYou xx

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  4. Super Busy Mum {Debs}

    HECK YES! Epic movie and one of the best I think {along with Tangled} that Disney have dished out! I also adore that in this one a Prince wasn’t needed to save the day, full on girl power! Amazing movie and I think I may just have to put it on as the baby naps and the kids are out with their Daddy! hahaha! #brilliantblogposts x
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  5. bloggermummylauren

    We are all frozen mad in this house too. I even hear my hubby listening to frozen songs on google play which is saying something!
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  6. PottyMouthedMummy

    I think I am definitely the main Frozen fan in the house. I started belting out the songs when we watched the other week, cue a withering glance from the hub! xxx
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  7. pantomum

    Oh God… I haven’t watched it yet… I think we may have escaped it by virtue of SpiderMan 2 and the Lego Movie (Everything is Awesome!). But I’m beginning to feel a bit left out and so am going to borrow it at the weekend, and then reread your post!
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  8. Rachel

    I am yet to watch frozen, but after reading this I really need to. I love films like it so I am positive I am going to love it as much as everyone else. #briliantblogposts
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  9. mummytries

    My girls are obsessed too, and we listen to the soundtrack all the time. I’m especially fond of the lyrics to Let It Go and Fixer Upper. Very wise words indeed 🙂
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  10. Mummy Says

    Unbelievably, we haven’t seen it still! Your post has persuaded me though that it is time we did! X
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  11. Franglaise Mummy

    All crazy about Frozen here too – yesterday evening saw the 7 year old and me singing and dancing round the living room, while the 18 month old tried to join in with arms stretched out high. Love it!!! Proper feel good film with great songs and brilliant lyrics too 🙂 What’s not to love?!?
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  12. Anya from Older Single Mum and The Healer

    My two boys are completely hooked too – especially the littlest and am I right in believing it’s the first Disney film to be directed by a woman, which might explain the good taste in songs? xx
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    • honestmum

      Yes co directed man and woman team, good thinking Anya, fabulous film and soundtrack! x
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  13. Heather

    I was also going to point out the whole “not rushing into marriage thing”. I saw an article somewhere about how it was about time Disney make fun of “love at first sight”.

    I don’t have kids and I blare the songs in my car too. 🙂

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    • honestmum

      Good for you Heather I would do the same, yes totally right on the marriage thing although kid’s films tend to have characters falling in love easily so I loved the message there! x
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  14. Babes about Town

    Ha you’re such a nut, just imagining you twirling in the garden! Loved Frozen even though I’ve only seen it once, also loved hearing from the makers about the forces that drove them to create it.

    My absolute faves are The Lion King, Finding Nemo, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and Ratatouille. And Jungle Book… Ok I just love Disney!

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  15. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)

    Lol, love this post!! So true! We are biiig lovers of frozen in this house – hubby and I more than Monkey though I think lol! I would probably watch it again right now but I’ve lent it to my sister in law – who has gone on holiday!!! Fab post, #allaboutyou xx
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  16. Jules

    Completely agree, also there’s the one about not marrying a man you’ve just met (Katie Price)!

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