Boston is going as “Elsa” tomorrow. Of course she is Elsa. My house has been overtaken by the Frozen star.We have bags, socks, shirts, puzzles, singing microphones, the doll, the book, the dress.
My daughter is three. Not three going to be four next week. No, three just last month three.
Isn’t this still the age of just wanting to be like your mommy??? Sob!!! I have been replaced by an ice castle making, broadway singing, perfect hair, tiny waisted queen.
I am doomed.
My baby has grown into a little girl, and I was not prepared.
I look at her and wonder, does she realize she is my snow queen, my current and forever obsession?
My heart bursts as I watch the joy in her eyes as this dress arrives at our door. I cannot help but begin jumping up and down with her in excitement.
“That is the cutest Elsa I have ever seen!” she exclaims. “Everyone is going to say ‘Oh, there is a real Elsa here with us today!'” She puts it on and suddenly becomes completely silent, mesmerized by the beauty of it all.
I am mesmerized too, by the beauty of her.
“Mom, why are you so sad?” she asks.
“I am not sad.” I reply, “I am crying happy tears. I am so happy for you it makes my eyes cry.”
I may take second fiddle to the snow queen for a little while, but I am okay with this. My queen is here with me, twirling in her little blue gown. I listen to her perform “Let it Go” for the millionth time today. I smile. . .
What about you??
What is your child’s current obsession in life? What was that moment with him or her which broke you to tears of joy? I would love to hear about it!!