Monday, October 11, 2010

Stop it Disney

I didn't have work this morning and I was soooooo excited to sleep in.  Well at 6:30 this morning, my wonderful little dog/son woke me up with a cold nose in the face. He had to go outside. I dragged my butt out of bed and took him out with every intention of going back to sleep.

Well, that didn't work. I always, always sleep with the T.V. on and when I laid back down, Dumbo was on.

I tried not to watch it, I really did, but ten minutes into it, I started crying. That movie gets me every freakin' time. The whole thing is sad except for like 20 minutes of it. And I'm not talking about tears were rolling down my cheeks and I was wiping them away silently. No, I was full on crying, sniffling, and making weird little whining noises. And I couldn't stop watching because I just had to see the happy ending after all those tears!

Then I felt a hand on my shoulder. I jumped and started wiping my eyes quickly. Boyfriend sat up quickly and was like, "Baby? What's wrong? What happened?"

And I said in between sobs, "Dumbo's mom got put into solitary confinement."

He looked at me like I'd grown a second head, but then being the good boyfriend that he is, he just hugged me while I cried into his shoulder.

I was blubbering and complaining through tears and I know he couldn't understand a word I was saying, but it was something like this, "Disney is so awful. They killed Bambi's mom, killed Simba's dad, left Cinderella without parents and with a mean step-family, Little Mermaid didn't have a mom. Why do they have to make everything so sad?"

He just kept shushing me and finally went back to sleep. I've been up every since deciding on whether or not to write Disney a letter and ask them to stop depressing me. I'm pretty sure they are in cahoots with the anti-depressant companies. Disney gets a portion of every profit they get from kids that need to be put on meds because of Dumbo.

9 comments:

Gina said...

In Disney's defense, most of those stories were that way long before Disney ever got a hold of them. Parentless children destined to be royalty is a pretty old trick in the fairy tale telling world. I'd be more mad about the racist undertones in Dumbo than anything.

Canadianbloggergirl said...

Now that is a movie I haven't seen in a long while! Thanks for reminding me why!

CBG
canadianbloggergirl.blogspot.com

Tress said...

@Gina- very true. I'm just bitter because it made me cry very early in the morning. And it looks like I'm going to be sad all day. lol

@CBG- grab tissues

becca said...

it's kinda of ironic how they make these sad movies but then say they are the happiest place on earth go figure. as for me i am a huge disney freak happy or sad. thanks for the post going to go run and watch Dumbo now.

http://becca-mycrazystuff.blogspot.com/

Calandreya said...

My husband is laughing, not at you, but at me, because this sounds just like me. He points out that he has to warn me about YouTube videos he posts, if they are sad ones, so I won't watch them.

Daffy said...

I am in awe of people who can sleep with the tv on. I just can't do it. I have to have it silent and dark...dark dark dark. In fact, it always bugged my exhusband that I wouldn't let there be a tv in our room. lol

Peregrin said...

This comment is for the boyfriend: Get used to it, pal. It doesn't get any better!

Jess said...

Kudos to boyfriend for being so understanding. The hubs is often put into similar situations with my emotional self....

I hate Dumbo, because it's so freaking sad.

Bouncin' Barb said...

OMG...we watched it too. I can still remember watching it in 1965 and crying my eyes out. I'm a softie for animals with big ears and puppy dog eyes.