Thursday, January 12, 2017

The First Time

Unless you were a little kid, you probably remember your first trip to the Magic Kingdom. Walking down Main Street, hearing the Junk Man Rag in the background, and then, setting your eyes upon, in all its glorious beauty,  the castle.

If you're a parent like I am, you probably remember the first time you took your little ones to the parks for the first time as well. For me, watching the excitement in their eyes was as much fun as any ride or attraction at the park.

1st Visit Pen

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of taking my youngest son on his first visit to the Magic Kingdom. He was only 19 months old at the time and he isn't going to remember the trip but his mother and I will. My hope is that he will remember the good feelings from his time there.

Like many little kids, our son loves Mickey Mouse so our primary goal was to visit Town Square Mickey so that he could meet his hero. He had never met a character before so we were worried that he would get scared and that our pictures would turn out terrible so we decided to hit up the Crystal Palace first so that he could meet Pooh and Friends.

It was magical! His face lit up as each of the characters visited our table and he even played peek-a-boo with Piglet. It was so much fun watching him interact with play with them. It relieved all of the anxiety we had of him meeting his big eared hero.

Henry with Pooh Bear

We were attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and the park was extremely crowded so we decided to head straight over to meet Mickey since that was the one thing that we felt that we must do and the only reason we brought him with us. Luckily, the line wasn't long.

Again, it was pure magic. Little Henry was so excited and the smile on his face showed that. The two were high-fiving and Henry was even able to give him a kiss. It was one of the sweetest things I've seen at the parks and something that his mother and I will never forget.

Kissing Mickey on the Nose

One of the best things about this whole thing, is that we'll get to do it a few more times before he remembers and with another little boy about to join our family, we'll get to experience it with him too.

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