“Every little girl dreams of being a princess,” at least that’s what I’ve heard.
Me? I don’t ever remember wanting to be a princess. When I found out I was expecting a little girl, all those “princess” onesies and itty-bitty pink and purple outfits that said something about “princess” drove me nuts. I actually took a few back that I got at baby showers.
I did NOT want my daughter thinking she was some princess and everyone should do whatever she said.
I never imagined the world of Disney princesses and all the frilly stuff that goes along with it. I never expected my daughter would be into dress up, tiny little princess dolls, and all the things that go along with the world of princesses.
But here we are.
It’s taken me 5 years, but I think the princess thing is starting to win me over.
Yesterday morning I did something that put a smile on my face for the rest of the day.
I made reservations for our summer vacation.
That in itself can be exciting, especially when we still have quite a bit of winter left to face. But that’s not why it brought such a silly grin to my face.
I’m talking Disney.
The most magical place on earth, or so they say.
We were fortunate enough to be able to spend a day in Disney when we went to Florida two years ago.
My daughter hasn’t stopped talking about it.
This time we are staying in the park for a few days.
Two years ago she was in awe when she saw the princesses dance on stage at the castle. This year I want to give her more.
Life is too short. Awful things happen when we don’t expect it. Or maybe I’ve just become soft in my old age. Whatever the reason, I want to watch her face light up when I pull out one of her princess dresses (which I plan to sneak into the suitcase) and tell her she gets to actually EAT with the princesses.
I want to see every smile, hear every giggle, and watch the magic through her eyes. Just thinking about it brings that stupid smile to my face again, and I admit it, even a tear or two come to my eyes.
Last time we went we didn’t have a lot of time, and we didn’t have a plan. If you’ve been to Disney lately, what suggestions/tips do you have to help make our trip magical?
Ginny Marie says
Oh, that is so exciting! No wonder you are having fun planning your vacation! (I usually dread vacation planning time because it’s so much work researching places to stay!)
I’ve never been to Disney World, so I don’t have any tips. I did visit Disney Land, but that was before I had kids!
Yes — usually planning vacation is no fun… especially because my husband never seems interested. This time, though, I think my excitement may have gotten to him a little…
Chris Carter says
OH what fun that will be!!! I have yet to do it with my kids…hoping next year. Let us all know all the good tips! 🙂
I am pretty excited about it — I hope they have fun! I’ll be sure to share any tips along the way!