This day was so SO much better than yesterday. One of my favorite things about small kids is how quickly they forget how much they hate you. I know we can’t count on that short term memory to last forever, but right now my kids are like Dory from Finding Nemo.
They get upset for a second and it’s heart breaking and you wonder if this time they’re really going to remember what an asshole you were, but five minutes later they’re all, “Hey! Watch what I can do!!”
Needless to say, none of them woke up in a deep dark depression after I yelled at them last night.
However, one of them did wake up with something that really made me think for once.
Maile was all, “Hey Mom, you know the movie Aladdin?” and I was all “Yeah?” mentally preparing for another mindless conversation with an 8 year old, but then she said something that blew. me. away.
She said, “Well…how come they don’t call the movie ‘Jasmine’?”
And at first the thought was silly. Because the movie was from Aladdin’s perspective. It was about Aladdin’s journey, Aladdin’s monkey, Aladdin’s genie…not Jasmine’s.
But THINK about it.
She’s totally right! Jasmine is a Disney princess. You don’t see Aladdin plastered on lunchboxes and furniture and little girl t-shirts.
ALL of the other princesses movies were named after THEM.
Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Pochanatas…you name it!
Princess Jasmine doesn’t even get the courtesy of a co-title like Beauty and the Beast or The Princess and the Frog.
What gives Disney?