I always wanted to make some countdown here. I mean I made some in different spots, but this Disney Princess spot is one of my favourite clubs, so I have been thinking of the theme for some time. And at last - it was the Disney Couples month - I realized that the Best Parents Countdown could be fun! I knew I should have done something before my vacation in August, so I estimated all, prepared icons and began all this thing.
Well, the first two rounds were good, but then... I don't know how it's happened! I forgot to add one couple, moreover they are my third favourite couple, Tiana & Naveen. I don't know how I could forget them. Well, I redid those rounds, but the results were completely different, so I was so sad. I began to think, that maybe I shouldn't have begun it at all.
Anyway, now the countdown is over, and here are results. Sorry for messing all this up. Don't judge me please.
9. POCAHONTAS & JOHN
Pocahontas and John
Well, this couple is the last in the list. And I must admit that I understand why they are so low. Different countries, even continents, different customs, religion, absolutely different cultures - all these factors are rather bad combination for raising children.
And it doesn't mean one culture is worse or something, of course no. It just means that they couldn't raise them in both at once, and the fact that both are stubborn only makes it all even more difficult. Plus, they didn't end up together, so... Which children are we talking about?!?
~ "...the main thing that may effect Pocahontas & John's parenting would be the conflict between their two races, for years after the events of the film they where practically at war and a child caught in the middle would be hectic, the other question would be all the travelling..."
~ "...If it was raised with Pocahontas' tribe & John stayed there, I think he would probably make his child read and do a lot of hunting & inventing, while Pocahontas would be more trying to get their kid to be in tune with nature, etc. They would have different priorities and I could see John feeling alienated. If the child was raised in England, and Pocahontas came over, it would basically lose all touch with its Native American roots and I can't imagine Pocahontas being too happy in England, and I'm betting that would have a negative affect on the kid."
8. SNOW WHITE AND the PRINCE
Snow White and the Prince
I think they are kinds themselves for raising children, but who said they would bear children immediately!? I think they have some of the necessary prerequisites for being good parents. And especially I think so about Snow White.
She treated all dwarfs as they deserved, treated them all in different way. She is nice and affectionate. She could be very good mom.
~ "The same thing like from Blue Lagoon would happen, their kid would fall asleep next to the poison berries, and they would eat the berries and die, yeah, that's how I imagine them as parents."
~ "They'd have their child grow up to think that the world is a beautiful, lovely place where nothing bad happens, and if it does, someone else will always get you out of it. There's also the issue of the lessons they'd be taught by their father and naive mother, like, "It's perfectly fine to let random strangers serenade you/serenade a random stranger", "Breaking and entering is okay when you're desperate" and "having a dude kiss you when you're dead isn't creepy at all" (seriously Snow, I don't care how in love you are. You've got to admit that's a bit creepy."
~ "They'd be too busy prancing around, and singing in the forest to look after their kids."
And from this place problems have began. I discovered that I forgot Tiana & Naveen in this round. Well, I show you all the results connected with three couples, Belle & the Beast, Ariel & Eric, Mulan & Shang.
The results were different every time, but I decided to order these couples as they were ordered in first picks.
But it doesn't mean it was an easy decision, because I'm kinda biased. Anyway here are the 7th, the 6th and the 5th places.
7. BEAUTY & the BEAST
Belle and the Beast
It makes me very sad, this place is so unfair in my opinion. And it's not because they're my faovurite couple, I can be objective. I tried to understand what makes most of fans to choose rhis couple so soon, but I failed. I still wonder. Well, the whole point of the movie was about the importance of love and inner beauty. Let's admit, not all Disney Princess movies can brag of having this moral. So what? Both Belle and the Beast learned this lesson, they would teach their children according to it. Besides the Beast had known all about responsibility, and Belle - about affectionate relationship between parents and children. Just perfect situation for bringing up a child. And the point that he was rude and evil and so on doesn't work. The enchantress knew it, because he realized all his problems and became human again.
~ "He has temper problems. Not to good with kids."
~ "Beast would probably have an anger problem with his kids and since his parents didn't seem to do a good job with him I'm guessing he would do such a hot job but Belle would.
6. MULAN & SHANG
Mulan and Shang
Hmmm, I can't see them being over-sweet with their babies. I know, people change, but I don't think Mulan would love to raise children. I even don't think what to say because I just can't imagine them having babies. It's bad.
~ "They'd be too intent to get their kids fit (not necessarily a bad thing) but they'd go over the top."
~ "They're guilty by circumstance. Not only is there the whole "upholding the family honor" thing, there's also the fact that he/she would be expected to live up to his/her name- it's probably not easy for the kid of two of China's greatest military minds. Plus, Shang can be overly stern sometimes."
~ "Mulan would be a good mother but Shang he'd be one of those strict, stiff, over-protective dads than one day the kid might runaway from home because of him."
5. ARIEL & ERIC
Ariel and Eric
Ariel needs to learn a lot of things, she knows almost nothing about human life. Plus, she's irresponsible, immature. It's not that she's a bad person, but she's definitely not good mother. What about Eric, I'm not sure. But probably he wouldn't strict. But Sebastian would help him, just kidding.
~ "I think Ariel wouldn't be the best mom... kind of a bit irresponsible for the part. I think Eric would be a fine dad, though."
~ "Ariel is still a bit immature, and Eric was gonna marry a sea witch just because she looked pretty and had a nice voice, but because Ariel can't talk he just blows her off."
~ "Ariel would make a fun mom, but her irresponsibility would get in the way of her being a good parent."
4. JASMINE & ALADDIN
Jasmine and Aladdin
First of all, it is one of my favourite couples. BUT they wouldn't be that good parents in my opinion. Why could they? He's a thief (by the way I'm sure there was someone's comment about it, but now I can't find it...), he would be at least strange dad.
And what about her, I personally don't think she's spoiled, but something like that. She's a princess, she has all (well, except mom) and she is rather lucky. She only says she would like to live outside her house, but does she realize what it means - to live ordinary life!? I don't mean she should, or she couldn't be good mom, I just say that she's not that ready for it. Maybe Aladdin would help her. It's strange but there are only few comments about them. Maybe we can't imagine them as parents!? Or just don't know.
~ "Aladdin had no father to teach him how to be a father and his mom died when he was a little kid. Jasmine her mother probably died when she was really younge to no mother figure to teacher her to be a mother."
~ "I think all would be good parents... just this pair less than the other three."
~ "Aladdin has a bad habit of lying, and Jasmine easily loses her temper..."
3. CINDERELLA & the PRINCE
Cinderella and the Prince
The fact that we don't know a lot about the Prince means that we can only assume how good he would be as dad. But I'm pretty sure Cinderella would be very good mom. Maybe the best out of all princesses.
Her attitude to her pets - sounds silly I know - reminds me relationship with kids. All love her, but also they respect her, so if she said something, they would obey. Besides she's hard-working and just sweet and nice. Perfect mom. Let's hope she chose the best man for being dad of her children.
~ "I guess they wouldn't have that much childhood knowledge (Cinderella was raised unfairly and Charming was spoiled)."
~ "She is hard-working and he probably is lazy. Just the opposite..."
~ "i feel that their children would get ignored."
2. TIANA & NAVEEN
Tiana and Naveen
They are lovely, I love them so much together, but I'm really surprised they're so high! Tiana would be good mom, but she loved her career so much, that maybe at first she would believed them to be kind of burden. My guess only though.
Naveen (oh girls, take a deep breath!) would be amazing husband, no doubt. But dad!? He would definitely adore them, maybe even more than Tiana, but raise them... teach them... Do you really think so? I don't. But they would look lovely together. Aww!
~ "This was hard, because they both make great parents, but I think even though Tiana learned to have more fun and Naveen to work, they might slip back into their own ways, every once in awhile, they might slightly forget about their kids every once in awhile."
~ "I could see Tianaveen with two kids, that are brought up very well. They balance each other out and their kids would have balanced lives - they'd know the importance of work, but the importance of having fun too."
~ I think Tiana would be consumed with her restaurant, and Naveen wouldn't be strict enough."
1. AURORA & PHILLIP
Aurora and Phillip
Do you know that it's my second favourite couple? But I'm shocked, not to say more, that they are the first couple here! I mean I'm glad and agree, but I didn't expect at all!
They both are smart, kind, brave, reliable, and so on (I did say that I love them!), sure they would have amazing kids, not only beautiful as their parents, but also well-educated, polite, gallant - deserved to be princes and princesses.
Besides they think alike, I mean they would probably have no argues about how to bring up children.
In short Aurora and Phillip are the first today and we can only imagine how lovely their family would be!
~ "I think Aurora & Phillip would just make the best parents because they wouldn't clash."
~ "I don't know what it is about them, but I really can't imagine them with kids AT ALL."
Congratulations, Aurora & Phillip!
I found this picture and thought that it suits our theme so much. Lovely family, isn't it?
credit: amypaulson, deviantart