A thread for fellow Disney haters - AIBU to.....

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pictish Mon 12-Nov-12 14:08:58

Not buy dd her heart's desire for Christmas?

She wants a Minnie Mouse toy. She is 3 - will be 4 in February.

Now - she only wants one because her little friend is a Minnie obsessive. She (the friend) has Minnie clothes, Minnie toys, Minnie bedroom, Minnie this Minnie that....and in particular, a Minnie plush toy that dd jealously covets whenever we visit their house.

I dislike most things Disney - it would be a cold day in Hell before I would shell out for a trip to Disneyland (Paris OR Florida). We don't even have the Disney channel...so dd's knowledge of Minnie Mouse is simply through her wee pal.

Of all the things Disney - the biggest turn off is Mickey and Minnie Mouse. They're ugly and irritating, and represent all the things about Disney I balk at. The merchandising, the American-ness of it all. Tasteless, brash and tacky is how I find it and them.

Now - I don't expect everyone to agree with that, but that is how I feel. We all have our particular dislikes, and things we won't cave in about, and Disney is mine. A handful of DVDs is one thing - the merchandising quite another.

I don't want to buy her a Minnie Mouse - she will take it everywhere and it will annoy the fuck out of me. Dh says no way, as he hates Disney too.

AIBU?

I am popping out to take ds2 to his swimming lesson, so I will expect to come back to a bunch of replies telling me how awful I am. grin

Oh - and should add - ds2 (who is a year older than dd) has now started saying he wants a Mickey Mouse, as they always like to have the same stuff. I am appalled!

CharlotteBronteSaurus Thu 15-Nov-12 08:54:54

aw...pictish
she'll be over it in five minutes, and then you can smuggle it out the the charity shop.

HoneyDragon Wed 14-Nov-12 22:11:46

grin

Never mind pictish. When she's bored of it, you can stick pins in it

pictish Wed 14-Nov-12 22:06:12

Yeah...I'll get her the toy. angry

totallyloyal Wed 14-Nov-12 21:40:36

have you decided yet op?

MiniTheMinx Wed 14-Nov-12 19:15:44

You "too" (doh) too tired.

MiniTheMinx Wed 14-Nov-12 19:15:08

I still want a catapult but I can climb trees smile I read that Disney was friends with Ludwig confused actually if you read some of weird nonsense surrounding Walt it could fry your brain.

I actually quite like the old Mickey when Mickey had teeth. www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNMPpJlRvXE&feature=relmfu I'm sure the policeman repeats shut up several times for good effect.....not very PC I suppose and I think the earlier less "pretty" mickey might now scare some children.

OP maybe you should count yourself lucky, we had several months of non stop Pinky and Perky with DS1 after an elderly relative found an old recording and played it to him. You two could find yourself knitting Pinky and Perky characters.

WillowFae Wed 14-Nov-12 19:14:31

We have a tradition where the children buy one special decoration each for the tree every year so we end up with memories of every christmas on the tree. As we were at Disney World a couple of weeks ago we have gone for Disney ones this year which we bought from the Christmas shop in Magic Kingdom smile

pictish Wed 14-Nov-12 19:03:44

No - I was illustrating how my dd's aquaintance with horrid Minnie comes soley from her little friend's obsession. She has never (to my knowledge) seen Minnie Mouse on tv. That's all I meant.

I have seen Mickey's Clubhouse while babysitting for my friend (mum of wee pal) - it is a load of crap.

Teapot13 Wed 14-Nov-12 18:44:49

"We don't even have the Disney channel..."

Is it mandatory?

RubyGates Wed 14-Nov-12 18:26:49

I should point out, lest you think I',m being ungrateful, that DS2 loves, loves, loves everything that DS1's GF has given. In a strange and twisted way I'm very grateful because I would certainly never, ever buy anything that was Disney related. smile

GothAnneGeddes Wed 14-Nov-12 18:02:44

PrettyHairClips - that is amazing! Far better then the dull weddings most people have. I love the idea of Disney decorations too. wink

pictish Wed 14-Nov-12 17:14:58

Blimey!!! shock grin

PrettyHairClips Wed 14-Nov-12 16:57:49

Oh dear OP, you would hate my livingroom in a couple of weeks. We're going all out Disney this Christmas - disney stockings, disney wreath, disney advent, disney baubles, even tinkerbell for the top of the tree.

Love it.

When I wed DH, we got married at Disney World with Mickey & Minnie present, who helped us cut the cake and did the first dance alongside us. haha. Tacky but I love it.

ppeatfruit Wed 14-Nov-12 16:24:44

Anyone who knows France will've seen the 'fairy tale castles type chateaux' FG also the actual stories were written 100s of years ago well before our modern P.C. sensibilities. The most sadistic part of Little Mermaid was left out of the Disney film version as was the moral; which was vile IMO

I know Disney was not a wonderful person and his company has been run on unimaginative lines. But are there many companies with completely clean records of management?

WillowFae Wed 14-Nov-12 16:11:56

Definitely not a Disney hater here and for me Mickey and Minnie are the embodiment of all that I love about Disney. We were in Orlando over half-term and DS and DD chose a Mickey and Minnie respectively as the one cuddly toy they wanted. So I think YABU, but don't listen to me as you said this was a thread for Disney haters - just couldn't resist though ;)

YouOldSlag Wed 14-Nov-12 15:48:50

Look OP, if I had to put up with two years of Thomas the Tank Engine, a year of Ben 10 and another year of Fireman Sam, then you have to put up with a short Disney fixation. I'm not suffering alone! smile

I'm no fan of any of them, but then I'm a 42 yr old woman, and not a small boy. We like different stuff. They still got what they wanted for Christmas.

RubyGates Wed 14-Nov-12 15:44:45

are? even.

RubyGates Wed 14-Nov-12 15:43:56

I feel your pain OP, my DS1's GF is a Disney Store cast member........ (I will need therapy, as the house slowly fills up with crud I can't really abide).

TBF, she hasn't inflicted any plush rodents on us yet, but I'm still finding the glittery mickey-heads she put in the wrapping paper last Christmas in very strange places.

I know what you mean, and DS2's MMCH obsession (only on YOUTUBE in our house) makes me twitch. But strangely the batteries in the lap-top seem to go flat very quickly when Mickey and his weird little gang is involved.

mummytime Wed 14-Nov-12 14:50:22

Prince Luwig II died in 1886. Walt Disney was born in 1901. He visited Ludwig's castle on a European tour with his wife, (as do thousands of people every year, its a huge tourist attraction, together with som neighbouring castles). It's hardly surprising that Cinderella's castle is based on a Bavarian one.

MiniTheMinx Wed 14-Nov-12 14:30:25

Did you know that walt was abused as a child and belonged to the 33 degree free masons! there is also some suggestion that Walt was not a benign uncle but a paedophile. Anyway he was very strange, he wielded a lot of power and was in good company with US presidents and bankers. The Disney castle was modelled after the castle of some geezer called Prince Ludwig who was a member of the illuminati.......and friend of Walt.

noUggscuse Wed 14-Nov-12 13:51:45

If you know buying your dd this stuffed toy will bring her such happiness WHY would you not? She is three, you can make her Christmas wish come true. What mother would deny that? Seeing her so excited Christmas morning with her little Minnie will bring you joy too.

pigletmania Wed 14-Nov-12 13:40:05

Mini that was me, I was more of a Beano/dandy girl and modelled myself on Dennis the Mennace. I even told my dad to make me a caterpault which he did grin

pigletmania Wed 14-Nov-12 13:38:48

Wow he is vey intelligent Couthy, don't know most children of that age who would make those type of observations

pictish Wed 14-Nov-12 13:13:14

Couldn't agree more Mini! grin

LDNmummy Wed 14-Nov-12 13:02:47

I thought I was alone [weepingwithjoy]

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