With parents snapping up Elsa and Anna dolls for Christmas, and holidaymakers flocking to Lapland to recreate the film’s snowy scenes, Frozen fever shows no signs of slowing…
Whether you’ve got children or not, we’re going to assume you’ve heard of Frozen. And if not – sorry what?
The Disney movie first hit cinema screens in 2013, then promptly became the fifth-biggest film in box office history. Two years later, its momentum shows no signs of stopping – sales of Frozen merchandise were 10 times higher in 2015 than 2014, and people are booking short breaks to destinations like Lapland in their droves, to recreate the wintry scenes from Arendelle in the movie.
There is a difference, though, between awareness of the film and knowing the film. As in, word for word. For parents of kids who’ve been bitten by the bug, Anna and Elsa have become as much a part of everyday life as mysteriously vanishing socks and the CBeebies bedtime song. Here are 13 struggles you’ll only recognise if you’re one of them…
1. You’ve lost your child at a Frozen party because everyone was dressed as Elsa.
2. You’ve got a really soggy Elf on the Shelf.
3. Your entire family is asking why their house doesn’t look like this.
4. You can’t remember where you put your keys, but you can remember all the words to For The First Time In Forever.
5. Your child sings ‘ledidgooooo, ledidgoo-oo…’ in a stage-y, American accent, several times a day.
6. You’ve tried to answer the question: ‘But let what go, mummy?’ more than once. And you still don’t have the answer.
7. You’ve found yourself singing along to the Frozen soundtrack in the car. When the kids aren’t in it.
8. You’ve had your eye poked out at least 34 times. No, I don’t wanna build a snowman, I want to keep my corneas.
9. You read #4 and now the song is stuck in your head.
10. For the first time in your life, you’d consider swapping a beach holiday for a trip that involves snow, reindeer and winter clothing. The cold never bothered you anyway.
11. You’ve typed ‘Frozen’ into your Tesco Click & Collect order and all you got were fish fingers.
12. You had to replace your first DVD due to wear and tear. And the second.
13. You’re going to be humming Let It Go for the rest of the day now you’ve read this.