So Rapunzel had a great beginning. "A single drop of sunlight" fell to the ground and created a flower (?) that "had the ability to heal the sick and injured." Then because the queen was dying, the flower was mashed up and given as soup to the queen who got well again. And the magic affected her baby. The magic golden flower caused the newborn to be born with a head full of hair, and already extremely active.
Did Gothel take her right after she was born? Isn't that dangerous? Shouldn't Rapunzel be with her mother, be nurtured by her and everything. Like, come on, at least wait until she's a few months old. Rapunzel definitely didn't look like a newborn in the clip.
If Rapunzel was a newborn, and Gothel took her a few months after she was born, was Gothel keeping a track of her birth date? So she could tell Rapunzel later, buy her gifts, let her watch the lanterns from her window? No, she wouldn't do that, would she? I mean, it's creepy enough knowing the exact birth date of the princess (hey, I can hardly remember my grandmother's birthday. I know, I'm horrible), but she should have known telling Rapunzel her birthday date would backfire some day, right? She knew Rapunzel wouldn't be trapped in there forever. She had to know the rebellious teenage years would come (though it came a lot later than imagined. Lol idek).
So, following that theory, if Gothel took her a few months after Rapunzel was born, then the baby would be old enough to have that much hair (I mean, technically, it is magic hair). Why then should Gothel care when exactly the baby was born? In fact, why should Rapunzel even have a birthday? Gothel should have known, after the first time the king and queen released lanterns on the birthday, that Rapunzel might have found it slightly suspicious (if Gothel had told her the exact birth date, which she really shouldn't have).
So, realistically speaking, Rapunzel shouldn't have known about birthdays, especially since her own "mother" is "ageless." Obviously, Gothel wouldn't want Rapunzel to know her age, so why tell Rapunzel when her birthday is? Why tell Rapunzel what a birthday even is? Oh, God. My brain hurts, haha.
Well, it is a Disney animation. And the lantern-birthday thing is sort of important for her to figure out the whole thing. Except who is stupid enough to let that happen? Gothel seems like a smart, cunning lady, how did that go past her?
I don't know why I'm fretting over it so much XD
Oh God, I just re-read it. MY THOUGHTS ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE. I'm sorry, I can't re-arrange it; my mind's disorganized like that XD