Saturday, 7th December 2019

The parents' guide to surviving Frozen 2

IF you’re a parent, Frozen 2 will break you financially, mentally and spiritually. Here are some things you should prepare yourself for.

The Elsa and Anna costumes Your child will now be dressed like a tiny Olympic ice dancer for the foreseeable future. Be prepared for upset when the stitching goes or the costumes get ripped in a fight over whose turn it is to be the one that looks like a teenage Angela Rippon.

The songs For the last few years your child has been hacking their way through technically challenging operatic songs in a grinding monotone shout. Hopefully the new songs mean you won’t have to hear ‘Let It Go’ ever, ever again.

Melodrama performed in an American accent After the film your child will start mangling every sentence in a highly emotional American accent, for example: ‘Marrrmm nooo! I don’t wanna go to beard, I gotta save Elserrr’, which means ‘Mum, I’m not going to bed’.

Parents who are actually into it Some adult maniacs actually enjoy watching Frozen with their kids and don’t just put it on to get an hour-and-a-half’s sleep. The only fun you can have is convincing them it was written as a political metaphor for Brexit.

Spending money on absolute cack The outfits, cinema trips and dolls mean parents will not be going out for at least a month. And once you finally have some money to spare, there’ll be a live show at the NEC to hoover up your remaining cash.