“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique”- Walt Disney
If you have read this blog a while you will know that we are MASSIVE Disney fans. Ever since I was a little girl I have adored everything about it. As I have got older I have loved it even more if that is possible. For me I think it is about escapism. The older I get, the more sentimental I get. I remember being pregnant with Mads and getting so excited that it would give me an excuse to watch Disney films again. To have a son or daughter I could sit and watch the classics with. I had visions of us snuggling on the sofa watching Beauty and the Beast or The Little Mermaid together, eating popcorn and cuddling under a blanket. I remember the first time I sat down to watch one with her, she was only a year and a half and after ten minutes she of course lost interest, so Jon and I watched it together after she went to bed. Nowadays my little dream has come true, it’s one of my favourite lazy weekend treats to snuggle up together and watch a Disney classic.
For me watching one helps me reminisce. Back to the days when I was young, sat with my own Mum watching them, and where the only responsibility I had was to tidy away my toys the end of the day and to eat my vegetables. It’s that embodiment of good beating evil. Of course, life isn’t like that. But for 90 minutes I can pretend that it is. And while my little people are still pure and innocent, it’s nice for them to keep that notion for just a little bit longer. We’ve been to Disney World, my favourite place in the world twice now, and it’s every bit as magical as you would imagine it to be. I just love everything about it.
I’d be hard pressed to choose my favourite film. If I had to choose I’d probably say The Little Mermaid at a push, but I love them all- Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin and Snow White. My girls love the newer ones, Moana is a newer favourite, Cars, Finding Nemo and Ratatouille. But then they are absolute Toy Story obsessives too, and of course we went through the Frozen phase like every other small child, so it’s really hard to narrow down which ones they love most. Let’s just say that Disney is making up a large part of their childhood entertainment, just like it did with me when I was little too.
We have quite a few of them on DVD that we have had through the years, but in this current world we live in (how old do I sound?) it’s all about the downloads. Did you know that you can download them to keep forever? They are available to purchase digitally in Sky Store, Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play and more. It’s so simple and easy to download them with a click of a button, and then you have the film to play again and again. You can also play them on whatever device you choose (whether that’s your phone, tablet, or TV) as the downloads are stored to your account rather than your device.
The girls love coming home from school and watching a film together on the iPad. They are normally (pretty) good at sharing. 😉
I love nothing better than snuggling together and watching a film on a rainy Sunday afternoon, it’s great now we have our play room space as it means they have such a nice spot to sit and chill out together. I love these photos, especially of them sat on the sofa, they look so cute there together.
I know that Disney films will continue to be a part of my children’s (and our) lives for many years to come, and no doubt one day they will be sat there watching Frozen (and saying what a classic!) with their own little ones too.
To find out more about downloading Disney movies to keep forever, and to enter their daily prize draw competition, check out their website: www.downloadandkeep.com
NB: I have been working with Disney on this campaign. All words and opinions are entirely my own.