Frozen In Time
A mummy – daughter day out
Disney On Ice Presents – Frozen
After the birth of my son in January, I became more and more aware of the lack of quality time I got to spend with my daughter. I felt guilty that she was no longer the sole centre of attention. She still seemed happy and adapted to the new family dynamics well. But still I felt guilty. I longed to take her out, just her and I. However I was breastfeeding and this little boy persisted to feed every couple of hours for months!
Time went on and once (although I loved breastfeeding) he was weaned and on bottles too I decided to book tickets for Disney On Ice Presents – Frozen. She’s a four year old girl with all the Elsa and Anna paraphernalia you can think of. She regularly recites scenes from her much loved film. Popping on gloves and finding a sphere and a stick so she can act out the coronation. Singing ‘Let it go’ at the top of her voice and wanting us to join in the play acting.
I’m not sure who was more excited. I couldn’t wait to have a mummy daughter day and see her little face during the show. In part it was also a day I got to leave the nappy bag at home! We got the early train and that was all part of the fun. Dressed as Elsa she sat smiling and fidgeting all the way to Manchester, attracting attention all the way.
We reached the arena and Frozen Fever was in full swing. The ‘can I have’ started! Stalls upon stalls of Frozen (tat) souvenirs. I give in, I’m not being tough mummy today. I want to spoil her. She got a head band that’s covered in an Elsa braid. £12 and the magic started. Her little face was full of pure magic as she twirled around proud of her new braid. We took our seats with 30mins still to go till showtime.
Every five minutes she asked is it starting yet? Finally it began. The arena darkened and a big cheer sounded from all the little girls (and big girls). First to make an appearance was Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The look on her face was priceless. The biggest smile stretched across her face. Then all the famous disney characters, Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Buzz Lightyear, Timon and Pumba and my daughters favourite Rapunzel. Rapunzel made her entrance from the aisle next to our seats. My daughter spotted her. She jumped up and down yelling, “mummy look it’s Rapunzel”. She actually got blown a kiss from this princess. I actually think this made her day. The show went on and the story of Frozen progressed with all the favourite scenes and songs. Everyone was encouraged to join in the singing which of course my daughter did.
For me the best part of the day was seeing the joy and excitement in my daughter as she watched her princess heroes. She truly lit up. I’ll never forget those priceless moments. A mummy daughter day that definitely holds some special memories. I feel that from time to time it’s so important that we have a day out together, just her and I. When can I book the next one?