Something magical seems to happen when little girls talk about Elsa and Anna from the Disney movie "Frozen". They know all of the words to the songs. If the DVD is on in our classroom at school, the girls begin singing the words accompanied (of course) by the hand motions.
I was invited to a birthday party for a friend's little girl who was turning three years old. This was right up my alley since I now teach a class called the Mini-Mustangs. My students are this same age. Of course, the theme for the party was Frozen and little Tina adores Elsa. Her Elsa ballerina dress was very beautiful.
I have to laugh as I love to watch little children interact with one another. Tina and her friend had been wearing pretty sandals to the party. But they decided it would be so much more fun to take them off and run barefoot.
As I observed these two little girls sit and talk, I thought of how innocent and sweet they were. No worries. It's the way it's supposed to be at this time in their lives.
And then as more children and parents arrived, there was an amazing surprise. Elsa and Anna arrived at the party!
They sat and read to the children. And they paused many times to allow the little ones to respond when asked a question about the story of Frozen. And then they began to sing songs from their movie. They would ask the little girls to sing and dance with them.
"Let it go. Let it go. Don't hold it back anymore ..."
And little Tina got to dance with Elsa. A dream for this little girl. I heard her whisper to Elsa, "I have the same dress as you."
I watched as this newly turned three year old girl just couldn't help herself. She turned and hugged her Elsa. It was so precious!
I left this birthday party with a huge smile on my face. To see the joy on the faces of these children was very special to me.
So I continue to count my every day blessings, including those Frozen moments.
Blessings and love