A: You could come to my house and we could have a playdate and watch "The Little Mermaid!"
Charlotte: My mom and dad do not prefer "The Little Mermaid." But you can come to my house and we can watch "The Polar Express!"
I was laughing and kind of sheepish. "It's true!" I said to Mrs. R. "She gets to watch lots of things but I just find 'The Little Mermaid' kind of creepy now. The part where she gives up all this stuff for a guy she doesn't know..." Both Mrs. R and a friend agreed that it was a little off-putting. I still felt a little sheepish about it, I don't want to be That Mom....but at the same time, "The Little Mermaid" is kind of an awful message wrapped up with some really catchy songs.
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