A big thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and the Disney Baby “Little Character” Contest.
Children fill their parent’s lives with countless magical moments. There’s the big milestones/firsts (smiling, laughing, rolling over, sitting up, walking, talking…) and the special occasions (birthdays, holidays, etc) What I think is often even more treasured and much more memorable is how these little people have the ability to magically turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
I will never forget when my son Ian went down the big slide in the playground all by himself at only 21 months (on July 27, 2011 to be exact). He didn’t walk on his own until he was 18 months so this was a very unexpected and major accomplishment.
My son is very attached to me and is almost always glued to my hip so this was a huge magical moment for me when I witnessed him exerting his own independence and being brave enough to do something he wanted to do.
When my pint-sized little man climbed up the giant ladder in his miniature shoes, it was as if he was climbing up the high dive and about to dive in head first at the Olympics.
I stood watching him with a huge smile glued to my face simultaneously both in awe and slightly terrified. My stomach did a back flip in utter delight because it would never have to participate in going down the slide with my son again. As Ian came swooshing down, all I could think was “big slide today, before I know it, he’ll be getting his driver’s license!”
As you are reading this, I’m sure you are smiling and thinking of a something similar you experienced with your own child that was pure magic for you. It’s not too late to enter Disney Baby’s “Little Characters” Contest. But hurry because you only have until this Monday, June 18, 2012 to submit your entry.
From May 15 through June 18, Disney Baby will select one winner a week for a total of five finalists. Finalists will receive deluxe Disney Baby prize packages, including Huggies® diapers, and will be eligible for the Grand Prize $10,000 scholarship. Other prizes include a crawl on role on ABC Family’s new comedy, “Baby Daddy,” a trip to LA plus $500 shopping spree and your baby’s Photo in a national magazine.