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So I have been trying to “just say yes” more. It’s a struggle with two kids of competing needs just to not say “no” or “hold on” as a reflex. I feel like I am always trying to meet both their needs which means I never end up meeting either of their needs. Cue twinparent guilt.
Twin B has been working especially hard this semester to up her physical abilities. We have been pulling her out of school twice a week to go to physical therapy (graciously provided for free by the University of Missouri’s physical therapy school.) She has to miss “choice time” which is the only free play period of the day. I feel pretty bad about that so I decided to surprise her with a special treat.
My girl working hard!!
As a mom to two little girls, we have a princess heavy household. We haven’t gone all in but I have to admit that I am not one of those hipster moms who have turned their little girls to more worthy pursuits. After their first Disney Princess movie (the awesome Princess and the Frog) and a trip to Disney Social Media Moms, we were sunk. We became a princess household. The girls BFF is a princess girl too so princess parties are the usual at our household. I have nicknamed them the Princess Triplets.
One little issue was that Twin B, Desmonda Drama, did not have her favorite princess represented. The Little Mermaid is far enough back in the Disney canon that the accouterments for it were few and far between. All of that has changed though, with the reintroduction of the film on DVD. The Collector’s Edition BluRay/DVD is going to be available October 1st and the Disney Walmart section has tons of new Ariel toys!
When I was invited to shop at Walmart for the new line of The Little Mermaid toys, I jumped on the chance to make a special hunt for my girl. I was lucky enough to have a little princess friend along for the trip to help me make choices. Check out our Google album to see how much fun we had shopping! I especially loved the new Baby Ariel with a Mermaid tail!
When we got home from therapy, a clue was left on our porch. The Little Mermaid directed her to our bookshelf, then to our coloring books, then down to our Disney castle, then on to her Little Mermaid surprise.
She was overjoyed to dress up in her outfit and act out the story with her playset. When her sister got home, we had a mini princess party and watched some of our favorite clips on the Disney Roku channel.
The small moments like these are the ones I hope they will remember. The small moments and random surprises of childhood stuck with me far more than the Christmas mornings. I hope you will join me in this Just Say Yes movement. Follow my hashtag on instagram (#JustSayYes) to see our moments.
Check out the Under The Sea Pinterest Board for more great The Little Mermaid playdate ideas!
I also wanted to highlight these Magic Clip toys from Disney. Desmonda Drama’s hands are weak due to her hypotonia and these are easy for her to get on and off. Because of that they really encourage repetitive motion.