Minnie, It’s Time To Move On

Sometimes I let Sean watch The Mickey Mouse Club House to occupy him while I’m getting dressed or trying to get something done.

Yesterday morning, while I was getting dressed for church, he turned and asked me if Mickey and Minnie were married.

No, I told him, I thought they were just dating. Then I started thinking about it. They’ve been dating since 1928.  Someone needs to step up and be Minnie’s friend and tell it to her straight.

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Dear Minnie –

I know that you love him. He’s cute and he’s funny.  All the girls love him Minnie. He looks really cute in those little pants.  But let’s face it Min, it’s been 81 years!  Have you even met his parents? No. Do you have a ring? No. You haven’t even been to his apartment – only his club house!

Mick’s got commitment issues sister.  He’s just not that into you. It’s time to move on.  And while we’re at it, I’m sending Stacy and Clinton over to talk to you about those shoes and that dress.


Antique Mommy

34 thoughts on “Minnie, It’s Time To Move On

  1. Lol….thanks for the giggle. Monday mornings are much better with a giggle. And What Not to Wear is high on my DVR list. 🙂 Have a great day!

  2. In Minnie’s What Not to Wear defense, her shoes ARE a pop of color. But they look way too big, don’t they? And I’m guessing the bow would have to go. Maybe she could go for something a little more A-line to accentuate the waist.

    Pete’s not making any offers either. It might be time to meet some new people, Minnie.

  3. Oh. I’ve watched that show ONCE in the last few months and NEVER AGAIN. It has changed so much since I was little and it was such a disappointment. That and I get that silly saying stuck in my head, when they need help, “Oh Toodles!” WTH???

  4. I feel worse for Goofy. He was obviously married at some time, since he has a son, but what the heck happened there? I think he might be a bad influence on Mickey. “Don’t ever let ’em get too close, Mick,” he says with a drawl while sucking down a sasparilla. “They just break yer heart. Gawrsh.”

  5. I’m with you. However, my toddlers love it.
    To my dismay, I am singing the theme song in my sleep….along with the theme song to Imagination Movers, too.
    Great post.

  6. Yes, Minnie, I’m sorry but the bow has got to go. Big bows were last in around 1990? Hmmm….maybe Mickey needs a good shove…er talking to…

  7. As long as you’re writing letters to cartoon characters, would you write to Pooh and ask him where all the women are? In that entire 100 Acre Wood, I find it hard to believe that Kanga is the only female.

  8. How can you be sure it’s not Minnie who has the commitment issues?


    You could be right Iota, but anyone who wears a bow that big appears to be trying awfully hard….

  9. Since he’s been messing with her for eighty-one years, her honor is shot. They probably haven’t married because she would lose her Social Security…. that’s what all the old people in Florida say when they inhabit the same clubhouse! I really think that if she likes the dress, why mess with success?

  10. Too funny! My two year old is a huge Minnie fan, barely acknowledges Mickey. I used to work for the rat myself. He used me too. That’s worthy of removing that show from my DVR.

  11. I’m so glad my 4 year old doesn’t show any interest in the show. We’ve seen it – and boy, was I disappointed in how it compared to the one of the past (except I don’t miss Jimmy, I always suspected he was a perv, hanging out with all those younger kids) – but she never asks to see it on her own.

    I actually kind of like it. I think it’s better than the 1950s version I grew up with. The music is kind of catchy. ~AM

  12. I needed that laugh this morning. Sure beats the heck out of reading that the stock market has tanked to the level it was at in 1997. Shoulda put my money under the mattress.

  13. I was a Mickey Mouse Club fan in 1955, but have never watched the newer versions. We can’t catch up with Mickey and Minnie’s 81 years, but we were out with friends recently and the guys were talking about their crushes on Annette of the original Mouseketeers – a torch they have carried for over 50 years!

  14. Thanks for a good chuckle! I thought it very interesting that on the “Love Day” episode of Blue’s Clues that Cinderella got to explain how she and Prince Charming did actually get married…and had a kid…and that she now has a job making shoes that won’t fall off. Glad the girl decided to get herself a job 🙂 Like she didn’t work that hard before!

  15. My friend a cake topper of Mickey and Minnie as bride and groom for her wedding back in 2001. Minnie and Mickey are least faking marriage. It looked just like this one.

    Your link didn’t work, so I took it out, but I’ve seen those cake toppers. I read somewhere that over the years Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Mouse “stuff” has been on the market, but they’ve never married. Or maybe they’re Catholic and just got it annulled.

  16. Oh, you are so right! Can’t you just hear Stacy and Clinton telling Minnie that they don’t CARE if the round-toed shoes are comfortable, that she should be willing to put up with the discomfort of pointy-toed shoes in order to be stylish? And that NECKLINE! It should be a vee-neck, to make her short neck look longer…
    Gah, I watch too much TV.

  17. After 81 years & they’re just dating, I’m thinking they’re each others beards. Daisy & Donald too. Let’s face it, I don’t care what kind of doormat you are you aren’t stick it out that long unless you’re getting something out of it.

    If I’m right, it would explain the poor clothing choices too. I’m just saying…

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