8 signs you’re more addicted to Frozen than your child

It has come to light that I may have a teeny tiny addiction to Frozen.

Dave called me on it recently when I divulged to him I purchased a stack of a little bit of Frozen merchandise online for myself Miss almost Four. (Just quietly, you have to grab this stuff while you can. It’s as scarce as hen’s teeth, am I right?!)

To be honest, it took us awhile to hop on the Frozen bandwagon.

It was only a few months ago that Dave, Curly-locks and I watched it together for the first time.

In the climactic scene where Anna is turned to ice, I was overcome with emotion. When I looked at Curly-locks to see how she was coping, she had her bottom lip out and a solitary tear rolling down her cheek. Meanwhile, Dave all of a sudden started blinking weirdly and mumbled something about walking into a dust storm. In short, all three of us loved it.

Months later, Curly-locks’ love of Frozen has plateaued, while mine appears to be ramping up.

I’ve tried to conceal, don’t feel, don’t let people know.

Well, now you know. It is time I let it go. I can’t hold it back anymore.

I am addicted to Frozen.

I am more addicted to Frozen than my four-year-old.

If you show any of the signs below, which I currently display, then I fear that you too may be more addicted to Frozen than your child.

You have a compulsion to purchase Frozen merchandise (commonly known as ‘Frozen merch’ amongst mum groups).
You trawl Facebook and eBay at every opportunity for new merch. You may even make public announcements on your personal Facebook page desperately seeking Anna or Elsa costumes. Each time a new Frozen item flashes up in your Facebook newsfeed you fight a frightful urge to purchase. Purchases are often made in a blind frenzy. It is not until the invoice arrives that you realise what you’ve done. Dolls, costumes, hoodies, jeans, undies. You want it all. Let’s face it, if you saw a pack of Frozen undies in women’s size 12-14 you’d be clicking that PayPal button in a heartbeat.

You beg your child to watch Frozen with you.
Me: I’m bored with colouring. Let’s watch Frozen.
Curly-locks: No, I want to watch Mary Poppins.
Me: No, you don’t. You love Frozen. C’mon, let’s watch it.
*Puts DVD in to watch it for the millionth time*

You use quotes from the movie in everyday conversation … with other adults … and at work.
‘Thanks for your request to make changes to the website. We’re undergoing a content freeze at the moment (let it go, let it go, can’t hold me back anymore). I will action your request when the website is no longer Frozen ;)’.

You secretly wish this was you and your husband or you and your friend could do this.

You’ve done the Which Frozen Character are you quiz.
I’m Anna by the way.

You belong to a Facebook group called Friends of Frozen.

You know all the words to the songs and ask your daughter if you can practice the moves together.

When your daughter does a performance to Let it go at ballet class you openly weep.
(I wasn’t the only one okay).

How did you fare? Are you or your kids addicted to Frozen? Do you want to build a snowman?
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57 comments on 8 signs you’re more addicted to Frozen than your child

  1. Lydia C. Lee
    July 15, 2014 at 6:47 am (3 years ago)

    I am so removed from this addiction, I’m afraid – I’m questioning (literally) why adults love it so much. I keep saying “it was okay, but not as good as Turbo” (which had better music, btw). That said, a squillion people vs one. Who’s the odd man out?

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm (3 years ago)

      I haven’t seen Turbo yet. I’m going to have to get it out now πŸ™‚

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  2. Deb @ home life simplified
    July 15, 2014 at 7:10 am (3 years ago)

    I love it as well. I have to resist putting the soundtrack on in the car when I am alone lol but I should just let it go and sing my heart out.

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol. I do that too, Deb πŸ™‚

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  3. Lisa @ mummy's undeserved blessings
    July 15, 2014 at 8:01 am (3 years ago)

    Yes!!! Some of those things and more. It was totally my idea to have the Frozen party I shared on the blog a couple of weeks ago.

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm (3 years ago)

      Lisa, I LOVED that Frozen party you did. Very well done!

      Reply
  4. Mystery Case
    July 15, 2014 at 8:15 am (3 years ago)

    My girls are 13, 14 & 16 and we haven’t actually seen Frozen. I’m wondering if I should put it on the school holiday agenda?

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 9:53 pm (3 years ago)

      I think they’d love it even though they are a bit older.

      Reply
  5. Bec @ Seeing the Lighter Side of Parenting
    July 15, 2014 at 9:11 am (3 years ago)

    Lol. I actually got a bit sick of Frozen recently. So I sent it away for two days. And I missed it!! Definitely not more addicted than my nearly-2yo. Every time the tv goes on he points and demands Fro!! Fro!! πŸ˜€

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 9:53 pm (3 years ago)

      Love a bit of Fro Fro, Bec πŸ™‚

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  6. Zanni Louise
    July 15, 2014 at 9:25 am (3 years ago)

    Oh you make me laugh. Do you know, I still haven’t seen it? I am thinking maybe I should avoid it for as long as possible. Those Disney movie type things make me so emotional. x

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 9:54 pm (3 years ago)

      I’m glad you get my sense of humour, Zanni πŸ™‚ I get so emotional with these movies too. You have to see it though!! x

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  7. Toni
    July 15, 2014 at 11:10 am (3 years ago)

    You belong to a facebook group called friends of frozen? OMG Renee I thought I liked the movie, but you take it to a whole other level!

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 9:55 pm (3 years ago)

      Yep, I know. I need help, but do I want it? That’s the question πŸ˜‰

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  8. Kathy
    July 15, 2014 at 11:30 am (3 years ago)

    Ha, ha. Well after posting of the torture of watching it, and appealing for everyone to “Let it in” rather than ‘Let it go’, it seems I may have watched it a few more times, voluntarily. X

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 9:55 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol, Kathy. That was a great post of yours πŸ™‚ x

      Reply
  9. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    July 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Haha πŸ™‚ I’m a little embarrassed to say I’ve never watched Frozen. When people like yourself who are ‘in the know’ make funny references to it in everyday conversation it just goes straight over my head!

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol. I did wonder if some of this would go over people’s heads πŸ™‚

      Reply
  10. Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad
    July 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm (3 years ago)

    He he… you make me laugh! Your kiddos must love your enthusiasm!

    I have boys. Frozen is a no goer in our household. The obsession will never reach me x

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 9:57 pm (3 years ago)

      Ahh Vicki! I’m sure you’ll be equally obsessed with some other boy related thing though, yes? πŸ˜‰

      Reply
  11. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    July 15, 2014 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

    We saw Frozen at the drive-in, then Bell sang “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” with her school choir on assembly, but that’s the extent of it for me. I love that you are so passionate about it Renee xx

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 9:58 pm (3 years ago)

      That choir would have been amazing, Lisa x

      Reply
  12. EssentiallyJess
    July 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm (3 years ago)

    We only bought it today.
    Ok Taylah bought it with her money but I encouraged her so much, I’m tempted to pay her for it. πŸ™‚

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 9:58 pm (3 years ago)

      Can’t wait to hear what you think πŸ™‚

      Reply
  13. Aroha @ Colours of Sunset
    July 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ve only seen the movie once. I barely even paid attention! Somehow this household has completely escaped the Frozen sensation!

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm (3 years ago)

      Lucky you, Aroha. I think I got hooked in with the relationship between the sisters and the fact that it’s so different from other Disney movies.

      Reply
  14. Carla from myyellowheart
    July 15, 2014 at 3:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I have not watched or brought Frozen into our house yet. I refuse!!! Cruel mummy me!!! Luckily my daughters are still at the age where they don’t know or notice!

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm (3 years ago)

      Give it time, Carla. Give it time πŸ˜‰

      Reply
  15. Michelle@myslowlivingadventure
    July 15, 2014 at 5:29 pm (3 years ago)

    I loved Frozen and so did my boys, but we saw How to train a Dragon 2 yesterday and it was fantastic. My new favourite kids movie.

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm (3 years ago)

      I’ve heard good things about that movie, Michelle.

      Reply
  16. Tegan
    July 15, 2014 at 7:03 pm (3 years ago)

    I loved the movie..but honestly I haven’t watched it since we saw it at the movies. Maybe it’s different having a boy who is much more interested in movies with explosions (like The Lego Movie that we’ve seen about 100 times) than lots of singing.

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm (3 years ago)

      That sounds about right, Tegan. The Lego Movie hasn’t even come up on our radar πŸ™‚

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  17. Carly
    July 15, 2014 at 7:23 pm (3 years ago)

    I have to admit I’m yet to watch Frozen! My boys have seen it and they enjoyed it.

    My addiction is Minecraft, can’t get enough of it πŸ™‚

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 15, 2014 at 10:12 pm (3 years ago)

      I’ve been hearing a lot about Minecraft, but not gotten into it yet. Maybe I need to check it out πŸ™‚

      Reply
  18. Andrea
    July 15, 2014 at 8:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Hahaha you’re so funny…
    I haven’t seen the movie or heard the songs, think I won’t subject myself to these type of films until the kids know what they are…

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm (3 years ago)

      Probably best not too πŸ™‚ xx

      Reply
  19. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    July 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh I totally relate to this. I teach Grade 2 and Frozen is a BIG hit with eight year olds!! We also have regular discussions about the Lego Movie and most recently RIO and How to Train a Dragon… it’s the big discussions over lunch each day!!

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh I bet it is, Lucy. You must be up on the goss about all of them πŸ™‚

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  20. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    July 15, 2014 at 9:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Very funny – and bless the whole family had tears, CUTE! So I always want me kids to watch it with me but they’re over it- we saw it about 7 times in the hospital with H a few months ago. I love the intro song, my boys love pretending to be breaking up the ice!

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    • Renee Wilson
      July 15, 2014 at 10:06 pm (3 years ago)

      So cute, Em. Miss Four always asks questions about those men breaking the ice πŸ™‚

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  21. stephanie@stephsjoy
    July 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds like you are truly an addict Renee! I saw the movie on our recent vacation, and tried to get the 4 year old to see it, but he wouldn’t have a bar of it. I on the other hand enjoyed it, though I guess it may have been an abridged version.

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  22. Renee Wilson
    July 15, 2014 at 10:07 pm (3 years ago)

    A little too girly perhaps, Steph. Glad you enjoyed it though πŸ™‚

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  23. Druime @SnippetsandSpirits
    July 15, 2014 at 11:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Ahh You are funny Renee. Its such a cool movie. My lil man loved it too it was actually the first movie he saw at the cinema. No he tells us that Elsa and Ana are his sisters and they have given him a frozen backpack which he keeps in his wardrobe.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 16, 2014 at 6:09 am (3 years ago)

      Oh that is so cute. I love how they get so into it πŸ™‚

      Reply
  24. Kylie Purtell
    July 16, 2014 at 12:27 am (3 years ago)

    I was so late to the Frozen bandwagon but have totally made up for time. Punky is in the grips of full-blown addiction and comes in with her milk and the remote every morning to ask me to “put Frozen on TV”. The day after preschool is always a hard day and I generally tend to let her have a TV day, and she watched it 3 times! But if I am totally honest, I haven’t fought it because I secretly love it too! I bought the soundtrack for her to listen to on the iPod on the days I don’t want to turn the TV on, but I am probably going to download it to my iPhone too! I love it! And it’s too cute hearing Punky sing the snowman song, I’ll have to post the video.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 16, 2014 at 6:09 am (3 years ago)

      Oh please do!!! That would be soooo cute. I’m glad you understand my addiction. I know exactly what that day after preschool is like and we like to have a relaxed day after it too πŸ™‚

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  25. Adam E
    July 16, 2014 at 3:15 am (3 years ago)

    Frozen rocks, no doubt no shame. Plus it is about sisterly love, which is cool, as opposed to a princess marrying a prince like most Disney slush.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 16, 2014 at 6:07 am (3 years ago)

      That’s what I love about it too, Adam. It has so many great messages in it and that sisterly love theme is what draws me in x

      Reply
  26. Hope @NannyShecando
    July 16, 2014 at 6:18 pm (3 years ago)

    I totally know all the lyrics, and yes I love Frozen. I seriously don’t know what people don’t like about it. The kids love frozen so I’m happy to be able to indulge my passion whilst hiding behind them πŸ˜‰

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm (3 years ago)

      Yay Hope! Good on you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  27. ClaireyHewitt
    July 16, 2014 at 9:59 pm (3 years ago)

    So, um, yeah, my kids held a frozen party for dinner tonight – we even had the music on and bunting.
    They wanted it. REally.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 17, 2014 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)

      Lol. I saw the pics, Clairey. Looks amazing. I would, I mean my girls, would have loved that πŸ™‚

      Reply
  28. iSophie
    July 18, 2014 at 7:57 am (3 years ago)

    I actually haven’t seen it. I have seen bits, but have never sat down to watch it. I have 5 boys, they have seen it but we don’t own a copy and they only watched it at their cousins house. I do admit I like to search ebay for different and unusual pokemon merch though! I have a bit pokemon fan in the house. #teamIBOT

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:13 pm (3 years ago)

      Pokemons haven’t been on our radar in this house yet. Oh hang on, yes we do have a weird pokemon thing. Frozen is definitely the favourite though πŸ™‚

      Reply
  29. Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    July 18, 2014 at 2:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Disney gave me three copies of Frozen DVD to give away. Which I did. Bad news is I still haven’t seen it myself. But then something magical happened ….. the DVD arrived on my doorstep from Disney today (among other things). I am so excited! I can’t wait to watch it. I have a feeling I will be quoting from it a lot from here on in … if watching the quotes of others is anything to go by.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:14 pm (3 years ago)

      Leanne!!! I am so jealous. So, so jealous πŸ™‚ xx

      Reply

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