Every once in a while, I’ll be cruising along when I’m suddenly struck by a realization: I am not a “normal” parent. Now before anyone goes all psycho-babble on me, I realize that there are huge ranges of “normal” and I’m not worried about being “normal”… I basically just have some funny hang-ups.
Case in point: After lots of hemming and hawing (mostly on my part) Daddy-o and I decided to take Boopsie to see her first movie in the theater. Despite my many, many misgivings about the Disney marketing juggernaut and Disney princesses, we decided to climb on the bandwagon and go see Frozen at the cool second-run theater near our house.
As the movie started, a Disney logo appeared on the screen:
Boopsie saw it and asked, “What is that?”
Now, any normal parent would say “A castle,” or perhaps even, “Cinderella’s castle.”
Not me. My response? “That’s a logo, honey. A company called Disney made this movie and their logo is a castle.”
Branding education for a three-year-old? Really? Oh my. File that one under “quirky mom.”