homeschooling · motherhood

Disney Puts Homeschooling in a Positive Light

One of my family’s favorite movies is Tangled, made by the creative minds at Disney. We love Rapunzel. She’s funny, optimistic and even modest. She loves and obeys a woman who has held her captive for 18 years. Okay, true, she doesn’t realize exactly what she’s been missing, but still…what a girl, right? Too bad she’s computer generated. All the good ones are these days, I guess.

Rapunzel is amazing in other ways, too. Here’s a girl raised by a crazy, youth-seeking maniac who can:

Get herself up at 7 AM sharp each day
Sweep
Polish, wax
Do laundry
Mop
Read LOTS of books
Paint
Play guitar
Cook
Knit
Do Puzzles
Play Darts
Bake
Do paper-mâché
Ballet
Play Chess
Do Pottery
Ventriloquy
Candlemaking
Sketch
Climb
Sew
Chart the stars

And, to top it off, she knows how style 70 feet of luxurious magic hair!

She does all of this trapped in a tower with an evil villain for a mother. Wow. Most of us homeschooling moms in the US get our kids out of doors at least once a month. We allow them to pursue their own interests, unhindered. And, if they wanted to see some floating lights, we’d probably take them without the 3 minute guilt-trip-song. Best of all, we didn’t steal our children, we gave birth to them ourselves.

I just want to thank the people at Disney for giving me this wonderful encouragement.

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5 thoughts on “Disney Puts Homeschooling in a Positive Light

  1. Well! Never heard homeschooling compared to a Disney movie before, but you sure did a great job at it. haha I love it.

    I have a girl like her and thankfully, thankfully, MOST THANKFULLY, she's real and not computer generated. 🙂

    ~Kristi

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  2. That is a very interesting perspective! Since I have only seen the movie once, I did not realize all of that. Thanks for the post.
    Love,
    Mother

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  3. I thought that too, when I watched that movie (for the hundredth time, lol) Mother Gothel must've taught her to read, write, and math (she wants to do the “best out of 45” in hide and seek at the beginning) She seems “well-socialized”, also…she gets along with all of the people that she meets in her adventure 🙂

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