Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Glimpses Of Little Girl

We usually see all the new Disney movies, so I assumed Natalie would be excited about Frozen 2. After all, she absolutely loved Frozen. She'd skip around in the costumes, she'd wear Elsa's crown proudly on her head, she'd sing all the songs, heck, she even had a Frozen birthday party, and these were the days when finding Frozen merchandise was difficult, so she was extra excited to find Frozen stuff. I can still hear her squeal as she pulled out the Elsa dress that I had stalked on the Shop Disney site for weeks since it would come in and out of stock at random times.




"You know I was like SEVEN then," Natalie cut in. "And I don't know if I want to see Frozen 2. It might be cheesy."


I get it. She's in Middle School now. It's not as cool to like princess stuff. But.





As she gets older, it's getting harder to catch a glimpse of the little girl she once was. I know kids are supposed to grow up and like new things, but.




Was she really going to skip out on Frozen 2? She loved Anna the most in Frozen because Anna was silly. Like her. We used to sing the songs together. "We finish each other's.." I'd crone. "SANDWICHES!" she'd screech, and we'd giggle.



Sometimes, if I look hard enough, I still see the little girl in her. Mostly when we go to Disney World and sometimes when she twirls around the room.




Sometimes when she's being silly, there she is, my little girl, the one who doesn't care what other people think, who doesn't care if it's cool or not.




I had it in my mind that it would be okay if she didn't want to see Frozen 2. So she thought she was too old, fine. It's her choice. The rest of us would see it, and I'd remember her excitement when she got an Elsa doll, and I'd remember when she'd twirl around the grocery store in her Anna coronation dress, not caring who saw. Those memories will always be with me, no matter what, no matter how old she gets.




"Mom," Natalie said the other night. "I do want to see Frozen 2." She gave me a tiny smile and there she was: my little girl. "You know I do love Sven. And maybe even Anna." She gave me a hug and returned to her phone.


And I remembered her in the Frozen dresses, laughing, giggling, and I thought, yeah, she's older, but she'll always have a bit of little girl in her.



31 comments:

  1. The princess thing is going to be cool again - when it comes to weddings the latest :-)

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  2. How cute is she!? This post is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

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  3. Awww. I think my kids want to see it too.

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  4. She is so adorable! And I agree with what Mallorca Fotograf said, the princess thing will be cool again :)

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  5. What a sweet and adorable post! I hope my girls retain a little of that princess in them as they go into the tween age!

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  6. I am sure she is not too old for Frozen 2 and she looks like she is having so much fun in the pictures. Enjoy middle chool and let her grow up in her own time and style.

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  7. What a beautiful post. It must be so hard to watch your kids grow up right before your eyes. Frozen 2 might be cheesy, but I'm going to see it and I'm 27! We can still enjoy funny, kids movies even when we're no longer kids :)

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  8. Why do they have to grow up? I do miss my kids when they were little

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  9. They try so hard to grow up. I am so happy she decided it watch it after all.

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  10. My daughter was so into Frozen when it came out but now she's 12 and not into it anymore. They grow up so fast.

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  11. I think there always a little bit of a kid inside us. I hope you have an amazing time seeing Frozen 2! Your never to old for a Disney movie!

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  12. Awwww, eventually she will get back to wanting to go to those princess movies with you again. Middle school is such a hard age for kids!

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  13. It's hard when they grow uo. My son wants to see it. It's going to be another 4 years of the sing Let it Go....

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  14. I love this post. It is so true! I think we need to let our girls know it is ok to love the little girl stuff. I'm 61 and seeing Frozen 2 is on my list. I can't wait.

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  15. It's hard to accept when they are on to more grown up things than Disney flicks. I'm glad she's found her inner little girl again and decided to see it. My 15 year old daughter has been chatting about going to see it nonstop all month. I'll be glad when we finally do see it so she'll have something else to talk about for a change lol

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  16. Nice picture in the supermarket. Always enjoy checking out different costumes around Halloween.

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  17. Of course she wants to see Frozen 2. :) The amazing thing with Disney movies is that they are always for all ages, not only for children.

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  18. Oh this was such a sweet post!! I have a 7-month-old daughter and am already dreading when she grows up! Have a great time seeing the movie! I am SO excited to see it and I'm 33! Haha!

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  19. There is just something about a little girl wanting to be a princess. Its just so adorable.

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  20. My youngest son was obsessed with Frozen when he was younger. I've been looking forward to Frozen 2 for the longest time. I asked him to go with me but he said that he was too old for it. :( It makes me sad not because he wouldn't go, but because I miss my lil boy too.

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  21. She reminds me so much of my nieces wanting to be a princess, those memories are priceless.

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  22. I blink and my kids are all grown. She reminds me of my girls, don't blink, she will be old grown before you realize.

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  23. Fantastic photoshoot the girls will love for years to come looking back on! My girls LOVED Frozen2! I love the "Do the next right thing" part the most!

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  24. That is so sweet! Melts my heart for moments like this

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  25. I remember Frozen period in my house! It was pretty fun to watch my daughters in the Frozen dress all day long! But now I think I am waiting Frozen 2 more than my daughters.... :)

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  26. My daughter said the same thing! I know though that she secretly really wants to see it, so we are going this weekend!!!

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  27. Aw, this brought a tear to my eyes. The boys were like this when they were younger. Your post reminded me of their obsession with super heroes. They wanted to wear their costumes everywhere.

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  28. How sweet! My youngest is in middle school, and I see that little girl gradually going away, too, but I'm happy that she still likes to have fun and doesn't care what others think.

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  29. Awww, she is so cute! It's so bittersweet to see the changes as they get older. Love getting glimpses of their past baby and toddler phases.

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  30. Kids really do grow up so fast. I can't believe mine are 24 and 26 already. I'm happy your daughter decided to go see Frozen 2. I can't wait to take my granddaughter to see it.

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  31. awww!! My girls are obsessed with EVERYTHING Elsa and Anna haha

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