Today marks day four of being trapped inside by The Great Ice Storm of 2010. Our power has stayed on, and we are so truly grateful for that as tens of thousands of others in our part of Oklahoma have been without power for days. We have, however, discovered this life truth: a DirecTV dish covered with ice is not so great with the reception.
We've played a lot, we've made up games and played crab walk tag. We've colored pictures and worked over soft dough and danced and read. But sometimes a mama needs a break. TV isn't an option, so yesterday I dug around in our movie bin for entertainment/relief.
At the back of the movie bin, I found the special release two-disc DVD of Disney's The Little Mermaid. I purchased it several years ago, just giddy at the idea of watching my all-time favorite Disney animated film with my girls. I had to swallow quite a bit of disappointment when Dacey consistently chose doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-Dora over Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian, et al. Recently however, both girls have taken a liking to the Disney princess crew, so I figured I would give it another try.
Sure enough, the eyes of both girls glazed over as they became entranced by the curvy red-haired mermaid with the enchanting voice. Dacey looked at me with shock and awe when I sang along word-for-word with Ariel's song "Part of Your World." I found myself enjoying the movie so much that I posted this as my Facebook status update:
Today I'm reminded that The Little Mermaid is Disney's best soundtrack EVER!
And noted as an afterthought: