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The Little Mermaid

Back when VCRs were the latest technology in your living room, my then 2-year-old son got his first VHS movie: The Little Mermaid.

I’m a sucker for any Disney movie that has singing but this one is STILL with me. And my “baby boy” will 21 in November!

So what is it about this movie?

Ariel and I have a lot in common. Red hair. Love to sing. Hidden treasures held and admired. A desire for legs instead of fins…okay, not really.

Sebastian the Crab. I love his Caribbean accent and the way he “bats his eyes…like this” and “puffs up his lips….like this” when he tries to show Ariel how to get Eric to fall for her.

Breaking out in song WHEREVER and WHENEVER the mood hits. “Under the Sea…” totally rocks and, hello…Up on the shore they work all day, out in the sun they slave away, while we devotin’ full time to floatin’, under the sea…they totally know how to chill AND party.

Prince Eric. He’s rich and handsome, he dresses well without being too metrosexual, he sails, and he fell in “love at first song” with little Miss Ariel. Dream boy? Oh yeah…

Scuttle. He’s the HILARIOUS seagull who makes up names like Dinglehopper and Snarfblatt for whos-its and whats-its galore…

And who can forget Ursula, the Sea Witch. That curvy broad rocked a black strapless dress and big hair like nobody’s business! Plus she had Flotsom and Jetsom to do all her dirty work while she sat around eating and drawing up spells to make “poor, unfortunate souls” thinner, more attractive and leggier. She was the “bad girl” you loved to hate.

Holly and Ant

Holly, 18, and Anthony, 2

All sarcasm aside, it takes me back to a time when it was just me and my son Anthony. I was a young mom/full-time college student/nearly full-time salesperson, and he was my sweet little boy. When I wasn’t studying or working, we would pop in this movie, snuggle on the couch and spout out every line and sing every song.

I no longer have a VCR, but I can’t part with Anthony’s tattered VHS “Little Mermaid” tape. The biggest “what is it about that movie?” is the sweet memory of sharing it with my son.


This post was inspired by MamaKat’s Writer’s Workshop and this prompt:

What was it about that movie? Describe a movie you once had memorized.

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