My daughter and I were hosted for a day of fun at Walt Disney World Parks.
Excuse me while I unleash an ugly cry. My little Chicklet also known as Little Miss Sunshine is now officially 14 years old. It seems like just yesterday, she was this little thing with big afro puffs sucking on her thumb and watching Dora the Explorer. Now she’s a little lady with all of the grace and poise of a woman in waiting, knocking on the door on Freshman-hood.
Time waits for no one, but is it especially speedy for moms.
Growing up is just a part of this whole motherhood thing, but I am telling you, I’m not prepared. She’s blossoming in front of my eyes and there is nothing I can do about it.
For her birthday gift, she wanted to celebrate by going to Orlando and taking in the “happiest place on earth”. If you’ve been following us, you know that we are both big Disney fanatics, and WDW is like a second home to us.
As much as I tried to be in the moment with my kid, I did manage to take a few photos to mark our visit. We had a ball visiting The Magic Kingdom.
We also made sure to take in Pandora at Animal Kingdom, since it was not yet opened during our previous visit.
Pandora was epically stunning and visually a wonder. Photos do not do it justice.
We also got the opportunity to see The Black Panther at Disney Springs on opening night. It was indeed the highlight of our Birthday Celebration at Walt Disney World. (Have you seen it, yet? What did you think?)
For you moms who may think that teens are too old to visit Walt Disney World, I say to you, NO! I think my daughter had more fun on this trip than when she did when she first visited many years ago. She has more appreciation of the magic that happens in a world that can sometimes be dark and negative.
At Walt Disney World, it’s only brightness and love.
We are back home now, but are busy planning our next adventure to Orlando. No matter how many times we visit, we just can’t stay away!
She had the best 14th birthday ever! My mom points just went up a hundred thousand trillion. 🙂