|With some quick moves & help|
from my mom, this was the best
picture we were able to get!
Joey's first trip to Walt Disney World was in 2006 when he was 14 months. Having been in a position that I really thought I wasn't even going to be able to have children, his first trip was in the making the day I found out I was pregnant. I had all these visions of these perfect memorable moments we would experience together. Though there were many moments of that trip that were just perfect and over 5 years later are still some of my favorite Disney memories, there is one that just didn't turn out the way I expected. One of the first things we did upon entering Magic Kingdom was to purchase Joey his first pair of Mickey Ears. I could not wait to see his cute little face, framed by Main Street and Cinderella's Castle in the background, proudly wearing his Mickey Ears (this was my vision for the first picture of him wearing his Mickey Ears). My camera was ready for the big grin I just knew he was going to give me. Well, that isn't quite what happened. We showed him the Mickey Ears, which he grabbed and put in his mouth. Then, once I took them from his mouth he reached for them again, held onto them for a moment and then dropped them (I know, gasp!) onto the ground. Trying to put them on his head was no easy feat either, though he quickly removed them as soon as I had them on. So this perfect Disney moment didn't quite turn out as expected, but it is still a moment I remember vividly. Of course, being almost six months pregnant for Hayley at the time, my emotions were probably running a little higher than normal!
|This was not the expression I was |
expecting from Hayley!
Of course, this isn't me complaining, because though these moments weren't what I thought they would be, there are so many more memories of things I never expected would become as special as they have. Besides, if I have learned anything since being a mom, when it comes to the kids, nothing is a given! I can rarely predict what they are going to do or how they will react to something. This post was more my curiosity to see if I was the only Disney "nut" this has happened to!
Have you ever envisioned a Disney moment that you believed was going to be the perfect Disney memory that turned out completely the opposite? Or, is there something in Disney you had a low expectation for, but it turned out to be one of your favorite Disney memories?