Cold Weather Expectations Vs. Reality, In Frozen GIFs

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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s pretty cold outside today. Of course, you might not have noticed if you’re somewhere warm and comfortable. But if you’re like lots of people in the Eastern United States, you spent this weekend looking at pictures of sunny beaches from inside a Snuggie to keep yourself from going insane during what’s now being called a “polar vortex.”

That cold weather didn’t stop people from going to the movies this weekend, though. Disney’s Frozen made it to number one at the box office, earning $20.7 million and leading countless websites to say it “iced out the competition.” Haha, so punny. One can only assume people went to the theater looking for something a little more relatable to their current situation — namely feeling like a human icicle.

So in honor of Frozen‘s success and the bitter cold outside many of our doors, let’s examine exactly what goes through our heads when the temperature drops like this, and how that compares to what actually happens when we step outside. And let’s express those expectations vs. realities the best way I can possibly think to — through adorable GIFs from the movie.

1. WHEN THE SEASON FIRST STARTS

Expectation: The cold will be so refreshing, I won’t even want Spring to come.

Frozen Elsa the cold never bothered me anyway(via)

Reality: That groundhog had better not see his shadow.

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2. DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER

Expectation: I don’t need to bundle up that much. I still wanna look cute.

Frozen Elsa cloak

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Reality: Why didn’t I wear more layers?!

Frozen Anna cold

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3. GOING OUTSIDE TO PLAY

Expectation: We’ll build the most magnificent snowman that’ll get us on the Today show.

Frozen Anna do you wanna build a snowman

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Reality: At least he has a nice personality.

Frozen Olaf baby unicorn

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4. ENTERING A ROOM FROM THE COLD

Expectation: I’ll look beautifully flushed and everyone will “ooh” and “ahh.”

Disney Frozen Anna nervous

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Reality: Can someone help me scrape the ice off my hair?

Frozen Kristoff entrance

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5. GOING OUT WHEN IT’S WINDY

 Expectation: Aww, it’s like a swirly winter wonderland outside.

Frozen Elsa Let it Go snowflakes

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Reality: I can’t see two feet in front of me, and my eyes are watering.

Frozen Anna wind

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6. STAYING IN WITH THE HEAT ON

Expectation: I’ll just stay nice and toasty and totally comfortable.

Frozen Olaf warm hugs

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Reality: Actually this is a little too hot. My face is melting off.

Frozen Olaf melting not right this second

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7. WALKING ON ICY SURFACES

Expectation: I’ve got good shoes on and perfect balance. I won’t slip.

Frozen Elsa stairs

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Reality: Oops, I slipped immediately and injured myself.

Frozen Sven ice slipping

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As you probably noticed, you usually expect to act just like Elsa but you end up acting like literally anyone else in the movie. Elsa’s just awesome. It’s time the rest of us normal people accepted it.

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