The other day, several of my younger siblings received much-needed slippers as christmas gifts from our grandparents. Today, I complemented Isaiah on his slippers. Naomi immediately decided she deserved a similar complement, and made her desire quite clear.
“What do you think of MY slippers, Talia? Aren’t they PRETTY? With beautiful PRINCESSES on them?
I had just woken up, which of course explains my less-than-charitable mood. I said, ‘Not really. They’re an ugly shade of pink and they have lame Disney Princesses on them. They’re kind of stupid, actually.”
I had completely forgotten this little incident by bedtime (hers, not mine). Naomi, however, had most certainly not. I came into our room for some reason or another after Naomi had been put to bed. Out of the blue, she looked up and confronted me:
“You are WRONG, Talia. Snow White is NOT a stupid Diz-uny princess. She is certainly not stupid, because she has a pretty dress on and so she CAN’T be stupid. And I do not know what Diz-uny is, but Snow White is NOT Diz-uny. You are Diz-uny.”
Yes, folks, somehow, my sister does not know what Disney is. I suppose it’s because she hasn’t seen any of the Princess-related movies, despite having them on her slippers and toothbrush. Not being a particular fan of the Disney Princesses, I don’t particularly mind.
This is NOT to say I think all Disney is stupid. As I have previously mentioned, I am a big Pirates of the Caribbean fan. I have seen both Narnia films in theaters, at least, even if I don’t love them. I also really enjoy the Pixar films, which have Disney’s logo on them at least. Actually, WALL*E is perhaps the one “Diz-uny” movie that Naomi has watched. And Naomi loves WALL*E. When she watched it, she sat rooted to one spot, her cheeks getting gradually pinker and pinker. Afterwards, she looked up at me and said, “I loved that Wall-e movie. Every time I saw that Wall-e robot come, I would smile at him!”
Am I cruel enough to inform my poor, blissfully ignorant sister that WALL*E is “Diz-uny” too?