She loved it, of course! And it was just as much fun for me to watch it again and relive it through Bailey’s eyes. She might even be seen combing her hair with an eating utensil nowadays. Ariel is so passionate in following her dreams and most kids have amazing dreams for their life ahead. I want to help my children keep that excitement of believing they can become anything they want to. It’s amazing how confident a child can be—it’s one of my favorite things about children.
It seems that at some point as they get older, they can lose that confidence in what they can do and become. They might succeed in some areas, and fall short in others, and sometimes those areas they fall short on can be the ones they so desire to succeed in! It’s important to Dillon and I that we try and raise children who are ok to mess up, but to keep following their dreams no matter how difficult or daunting the steps getting there might seem. Ariel’s Dad was a little overprotective (don’t we all understand that!), but that didn’t stop her from following her dreams. So we might as well support them while they chase their dreams, right? As for Bailey, well she wants to be a ballerina, a soccer player, a mom, and a singer. She is full of dreams and I can’t wait to see what Ruby’s dreams are!
In the same way that my mom encouraged me to be happy with my drawing of Ariel when I was eight years old, we try to encourage our children to do their best and keep trying. We want them to explore new things, be open to many career paths, and not be afraid to fail sometimes! Life is full of so many amazing opportunities. It is so fun to help our kids discover what they are capable of–help them find their voice. Because as a parent, I think they have some pretty great things to be and do in this world.
The Little Mermaid will soon be available for the first time in a Blu-Ray Combo Pack and HD Digital–October 1st to be exact. Share Disney’s modern classic with your family and you just might feel inspired yourself to follow some of your old childhood dreams and help your children reach theirs.
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