The Life of a Home Mom

Does Disney Hate Mothers?

Let me start off by saying I love Disney but I think I’m going to do a few posts on them by the end of the weekend. My kids asked me a few things today that really got me thinking and well, when a parent thinks they can really go all out. lol

I was sitting at the computer when BalletGirl(age 6) came down. She’d been upstairs watching those Disney cartoons at 8 in the morning.

“Mom, why doesn’t Roo have a dad?”

This completely threw me and at first I didn’t understand until she said they were upstairs playing with toys and realized Roo doesn’t have a daddy. For those of you that aren’t 100% familiar, Roo is the baby Kangaroo from Winnie the Pooh. Roo does have a mom but out of every show I’ve never seen a dad. Hmm, maybe his dad got shot by some hunter, but I don’t dare tell her that.

“Ummm, I don’t know. Maybe he’s on vacation.”

“That’s a long one mom. Maybe he died…or he got a divorce!”

Yep, divorce seemed to be worse than death to her. Course, on our little street three families are going into divorce, so of course she thought that. What would you say?

At this point my son came down and took part, after his sister told him everything I’d said. “Mom, she’s right, Roo has no dad. You know Mom, Ariel doesn’t have a mom in the Little Mermaid and in Little Nemo his mom died and Lilo has no mom or dad, only a sister.” He grinned at this because he knew he’d discovered something that I hadn’t quite yet. Course now all I can do is sit and think about all those Disney movies that had no moms…and even no dads or no parents at all.

So what’s the deal, does Disney hate moms?

What are some movies you remember that didn’t have a mom?
The Little Mermaid (Ariel has a dad, no mom)
Snow White
Beauty & the Beast (Belle)

What are some that didn’t have dads?
Winnie the Pooh’s Roo
Lumpy the Heffalump
Lion King (Simba’s dad dies)

What are some that had no parents at all?
Lilo and Stitch
Cinderella (loses her dad in the beginning)
Bambi only had a mom until the end of the show, then dad reappears and in the Bambi II he has no mom.

Come on Disney don’t parents EVER stay together?

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