Disney Series of Self Help- Aladdin… Be Yourself, FFS.

Hello! We’re back at it- DSSH time. I know, you were in the foetal position last week, wondering where DSSH went, right? Humour me here.  I went and gave my kids some sunshine last week. ‘Twas hideous. So we’ve gone back to our couch potato ways, and I’ve subjected my children to the evils of TV once again. But I AM giving them a healthy dose of therapy at the same time. Because let’s face it, they’re the children of a psych. It’s guaranteed they’ll be mega screwed up for life. Sorry kids. Add a graphic designer dad (AKA artsy fartsy, overly self-critical, off with the fairies) and they’ll need all the therapy they can get. Why not start now, right? #parentingwin

Given I had my Dr. Phil rant moment last week, Aladdin seemed to be a logical choice for DSSH. A dude, trying to be something he’s not. Comparing himself to others and thinking he’s not good enough as he is. Holding assumptions about people based purely on surface level views. A genie with clear identity issues. A princess trapped in a prescribed life and not getting the chance to be herself. Y’all need a feedback sandwich. BE YOURSELVES!

All fakin’ it til they make it.

Read more

Disney Series of Self Help- Finding Nemo. Just keep swimming!

I was just digging on the ocean theme of last week, so dragged Finding Nemo out of the depths for today’s DSSH. And before you ask? You bet your sweet ass I force my kids to sit down and watch movies with me ALL DAY. They’re all like “Mummy can we please go out and get some sunlight and explore the awesome world around us and learn to read and write?” And I’m like “No way girls. That shit’s for dorks. Sit down, watch TV and let your brains turn to mush”.  Phew. Feels so good to get that out there. Now that we’ve got that established, let’s commence, shall we?

Fishies. Life’s greatest lessons can be learned here. None of this ‘experiencing the world’ shit.

Read more

Disney Series of Self-Help- Little Mermaid. Don’t give your voice away, yo!

In the second instalment of DSSH we turn to the age-old classic, The Little Mermaid. Holy shit I went to the cinema to watch this and now I watch my little ladies dress up as Ariel and ‘swim’ across the tiles in our house. It’s a tad creepy, but cute at the same time. Nothing like a mermaid, crab and a fish to teach you life lessons, huh?

little mermaids
Mermaidception. Is this not utterly creepy? Love these girls, but…. creepy.

Read more