Last year Sylvia said something really funny. She wanted to build Ice Castles.
The weather had been really cold and we had had a lot of ice and hail with a tiny bit of snow. Sylvia expressed to me how disappointed she was that the snow had not settled. I told her I was pleased as I do not like getting stuck in the snow. She replied, “but I won’t be able to build a snowman and throw snowballs and make Ice Castles”. This cracked me up.
As a child I never made an Ice castle but I guess with the Disney movie, Frozen, making ice castles in the snow became a new “norm”. I was intrigued and asked Sylvia… “how do you intend to build an ice castle in the snow?”, she replied, “the same as a sandcastle silly! but you use snow instead of sand!”.
Sylvia really does have a love for the movie Frozen. For Christmas last year we bought her the characters, Ahna, Elsa and Kristoff. We also invested in the very expensive Frozen Ice Castle which she has played with quite a lot in the past year,
We have the Elsa and Ahna bedding on the bed and John bought Sylvia her very own Olaf snowman. He sings the famous “in summer song”. My daughter loves it and is really quite excited. She keeps Olaf on her bed every night.
For Sylvia’s birthday in May, she got the Ahna and Elsa Dolls and had a Frozen Birthday Cake. My daughter is not the only one though, millions of kids around the world are in love with Frozen, Ahna, Elsa and the adorable Olaf.
More recently Sylvia was given a set of Frozen Pyjamas and it appears that the hysteria for Frozen merchandise has not gone down. My daughter is now asking for the Frozen Elsa flip and switch which she saw on Youtube.
I never imagined i’d get sucked into buying so much Frozen merchandise. I sometimes think, boy how crazy is this and other days I feel, it’s simply part of every child’s life.
I decided that this Christmas I wouldn’t be buying anything Frozen related for Sylvia. She has enough. Yet she has put the Flip and Switch as the number one item on her santa list.
So. although I may not buy anything Frozen, Santa may just sneak in there the flip and switch toy that my child goes on and on about all the time.
What about you? Have you been sucked into buying frozen products? Are you like me? Is Frozen a big part of your child’s life?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.