Step aside Oscars, Tonys, and Emmys. Today is National Parents’ Day and what better way to celebrate than by honoring some of our favorite Disney moms and dads? Due to budget constraints and the desire to avoid a bloated four hour affair… we’ve scrapped the awards show and are just going with a blog post. (It should be noted that we did walk a red carpet before writing this article.)
Best Parents at Developing An Escape Plan
Sure, foiling Horace and Jasper is easy, but you try sneaking 99 puppies past that crazy lazy with two hair colors. Let’s put our paws together for these two.
Best Parents Who Never Give Up
They’ve been releasing lanterns for EIGHTEEN years! Never give up has a whole new meaning… hope they are buying paper lanterns in bulk. (Side bar: We just realized her hair has been growing for 18 years too. Whoa.)
Best Parent at Wise Statements
Exhibit A: Mufasa – “Simba, being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.”
Exhibit B: Mufasa – “When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life.”
Exhibit C(ircle of Life): Mufasa – “Before sunrise, he’s your son.”
Best Parent to Date Your Middle-Aged Fraternity Brother
Just repeat: It’s not weird. It’s not weird. It’s not weird.
Best Parent at Wishing
Let’s get this straight… Geppetto wished on a star, which became a fairy, who turned his puppet into a real boy. Props to the puppet man, he’s got mad wishing skillz.
Best Parents Who Landed Amazing Jobs
Sure, everyone dreams of being a lawyer, a doctor, or an Oh My Disney writer. But the way to really impress at “Bring Your Parents to School Day”… bring the King and Queen of ALL the Gods, of course!
Best Parents with Adorable Genes
(Insert groans/awwws/squeaks here.)
Best Parent Who’s a Secret Rock Star
We’re breaking the 4th wall here for a second, but can we talk about how Captain Jack’s dad is a Rolling Stone. New song idea: “Paint It, Black (Pearl)”.
Best Parents Who Invent Slightly Defective Products
It’s a tie! We couldn’t decide between our two resident inventors. Their experiments didn’t always produce the intended result, but their bifocals are enough to earn them the award.
Best Parenting Skills Exhibited by a Non-Parent
Talk about a 180… these two go from scaredy
cats monsters to heroically returning Boo to the safety of her own bedroom. Parenting pro tip: crayons, cereal snacks, and homemade monster costumes must be carried at all times.
So, who’d we miss? Which Disney parent would you like to nominate?