I mentioned earlier that my children are obsessed with Disney's Frozen. This obsession has only been fed by receiving for Christmas the musical soundtrack which has been listened to a mind-numbing number of times AND the movie itself which, as of yet, has been watched zero times.
The younger children's play seems to be centered on the movie a fair amount of the time. They make up dances to the music. Sometimes they even have analytical discussions about the movie--who is really the main character--Anna, Elsa, or both?
Yesterday my children (who have been nursing colds of one kind or another since before Christmas) insisted on going outside for at least a little bit to play. I allowed it, thinking that maybe some fresh air would do them some good. The three-year-old couldn't find her coat and ran outside without it, leaving the door open. Before I could lay the sleeping baby down and run the coat out to her, I heard her tell a concerned sibling, "The cold never bothered me anyway!"
My niece's daughters insist on being called Anna and Elsa. At our Christmas get-together, I heard them correct their mother repeatedly when she called them by their given names.
So, is this an obsession peculiar to my family, or is this going on all over the world? Please tell me I'm not alone. Please tell me it will go the way of winter when the spring thaw comes.