I definitely wasn’t expecting it. As I wandered into Target this morning, shopping aimlessly like I have been doing since mid last year but with no $$$ (ha ha), thinking how days like this were limited in itself, I saw this huge Frozen 2 cardboard display.
WHAT? The DVD was out already?
I wasted no time in buying it. Surely baby girl would be as surprised as I was. She would be over-the-moon. I would even, tape it.
After school Hubbie turned on the camera on my phone to capture what would undoubtedly be a high-energy moment. Surely she would be ecstatic. Lose her mind. Go ape-shit.
“Baby girl,” I started. “What would be like, the best present ever?”
A huge smile spread across her face as she finished drinking her milk.
“Actually, get off the stool. I don’t want you falling off it when you hear this.”
She got off, and I spent a few moments asking her a series of really generic questions… but then it started to get specific.
“So, who are your favourite dolls to play with?”
“Anna and Elsa.”
SCORE. I knew she would say that.
“And, what’s your favourite Disney movie?”
“Ariel? Any others?”
This was NOT going to plan.
“Okay, what about movies you’ve just seen… what was the last movie you saw at the cinemas?”
Without a word I pulled out the DVD from it’s hiding place and handed it to her. She took it and stared at it, looking it over.
“It’s the DVD! From the movie! Frozen 2!”
She smiled… faintly. I looked at my phone. “You can stop taping now!”
OMG. Her reaction was so underwhelming. I think it was the shock of having it suddenly… there.
But within no time over the course of the afternoon/night, I could hear her singing songs from the sequel with such heart, songs she had only been able to access through small snippets on youtube…
So we got there. Finally.