Today, driven by a need to lessen the Elmo around the house, I purposefully tried to introduce Elanor to “Finding Nemo.” She loves the fish outside of home…why not in cute cartoon form, I reasoned?
We made is through about 45 minutes, most of which she spent ignoring the movie or chanting “no fishy, ELMO! no fishy, ERNIE.”
This is, by the way, a secondary attempt after I purposefully tempted her with the disney princesses (I tried “A Little Mermaid”) and failed. She also protested Jungle Book, even though she loves animals and the zoo.
It occurs to me that I might be the only feminist ever to try and encourage her daughter to watch a disney princess movie.
Instead it’s all Elmo for Elanor.