I don’t know about all of you, but as cold days begin to set in and time outside lessens, I find myself wondering just how to keep my daughter (and myself) from going slightly insane when we’re stuck inside on nasty days this winter.
Although El Paso’s winters are fairly mild (it’s the summer that is atrocious), we have cold mornings and the wind kicks up around January – making it hard to be outside for long. This means that we have a lot of time inside along with the rest of the country. I’m not a super crafty mom. You give me craft kits and I’ll make anything.
We encourage a lot of free play and reading with our daughter. But like any family, there are times we simply need a break or something for us to snuggle up and watch for a while. No craft, no mess, no drama.
In that case, I turn to the classic Disney movies I loved as a child and my parents loved as children too. While I have favorites of the newer movies Disney’s made (Nemo, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph), nothing beats hearing real singing and knowing someone hand drew all the pictures of the old ones. I never have to worry about inappropriate scenes, or innuendoes that make me wonder when my 4 year old will ask one day, “What does that mean?”
Here are 15 of our very favorite classic Disney movies for winter, a break, or times where you just want to pretend to live in the 50′s.
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Diana blogs at Diana Wrote about her life with a daughter here and three sons in heaven, life as an army wife, and her faith. You can also find her work on Liberating Working Moms, She Reads Truth, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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