Who doesn’t love Disney’s The Little Mermaid?
I have a quick story to tell you. The summer of my 3rd grade year, I was being a show off at a friend’s house one night and decided to rollerblade backward down one of my friend’s slanted driveway, not the best idea, but, you guys know by now if you read my blog often you are aware that my hindsight is always 20/20 after the fact I always go “hmmm, probably shouldn’t have done that…” I’m an impulse person. Anyways, I was flying down the driveway fast slid under a parked car, when my friend’s dad got me out from under the car (I probably weighed about 65lbs and was like 8 or 9 years old), I looked down at my left arm and my wrist bones were sitting on top off my left hand, I immediately began squealing for my Daddy, scaring everyone because they could not calm me down, well everyone, but, my Momma, she’s a tough cookie! Daddy was with my baby brother in the mountains. So- Momma & my friend’s parents take me, the bawling drama queen, to the emergency room & I literally bawled until my Daddy got there & when he got there suddenly like the sky parted and the sun started to shine…all was better again… see, I told y’all- I really am a daddy’s girl- he could fix anything…. Somehow he got there from the mountains like Superman, because he was…. Anyways… I had broken my arm in (3) different places & casted from my shoulder all the way to my fingertips, during the Summer… I don’t know if y’all remember me tellin’ y’all, but, my Momma, bless her heart, taught all three of us how to swim when we were basically just fresh out of pampers. LOL. It is summer and I’m casted to my shoulder… (my 3rd & final half cast only up to my elbow- my parents did spend some money we didn’t have (my family didn’t have any money, we were a money poor family, I was raised on a ton of laughs & a lot of love, that was enough for me!) & we ate hamburger helper for awhile but I was able to swim the last 3 weeks of Summer thank goodness!) When we got home, Momma said I want you to sleep on the couch for now to make sure you can get to the bathroom and around OK, so, do you know what movie we watched ON REPEAT, I might add, for 3 months straight? Yep- The Little Mermaid!
I took SO much from what Ariel did when I was a little girl growing up watching it for 3 months straight, every single day, my whole family can still quote it,(awesomeness!), that I instill in my 9-year old daughter every time we watch this movie still today. Ariel had dreams for something bigger in life & she never let go of that bigger picture. Obstacles got in Ariel’s way, Sebastian (Bless his heart) thought she couldn’t do it, yet, she was going to attain her goal. That is a big point, Ariel overcame every obstacle and achieved her goals and that is what I have learned from The Little Mermaid as a child and that is what I will continue to discuss & point out with my daughter, Kensie, as a woman, you can do anything you set your mind to! Believe to Achieve!
Thank you Disney for an awesome message!
I would imagine most of your little girls (boys too!) would love to discover The Little Mermaid with you!
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