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Friday, March 16, 2012

It DIDN'T happen at Disney!

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I visited Disneyland when I was just 4 years old. I really don't remember it at all, just what I see in pictures. It looks like I had a really great time! 

I do however remember watching Disney movies all my life and I still do to this day. My kids even watch them with me, or uh, I mean I watch them with my kids!

Anyhow, I came across this awhile back and it REALLY got me thinking...

 It's funny right? It's also kind of true! If you really sit back and think about the things you did learn or could have learned from Disney movies, it's scary! Google "Disney Confessions" or "I blame Disney," go ahead, I'll wait!

Women tend to have such high expectations of love and relationships, not that we should have low expectations, but sometimes they are unrealistic. Where do these expectations come from? LOTS of people blame movies, celebrities, media, etc.

I participate in a weekly writer's workshop and this week one of the topics was "It happened at Disney." Like I said before, I don't have many memories of Disney, so I'm going to leave you with what DIDN'T happen at Disney. High expectations that have gone unmet. 

1) I did not have breakfast/lunch/dinner with the Princesses.

2) I did not have tea with the Mad Hatter, Alice, nor the Queen. 

3) I did not get engaged on Main Street USA while watching the fireworks.

4) I did not get married in Cinderella's castle. 

5) I did not meet the man of my dreams singing a love ballad to the birds. 

I did, however, meet Mickey Mouse, (See above), and in that very moment I"m sure that all my little girl dreams came true.

Editor's note: The aforementioned "expectations" are not real expectations that I held as a child, teenager, nor as an adult. However, had I stopped long enough to think about those things, they might have been.

©..And They Call Me Mommy,2012. 


  1. Great post! I have a whole post dedicated on how Disney is to blame for my high expectations. Then reality hit.

    *Visiting from Mama Kat's workshop*

  2. Thank you so much! I"m gonna have to go find & read it :)

  3. Love it! I think people just need to remember that Disney (and fairy tales in general) is just Disney, not a life changing experience. It's fun and entertaining but isn't meant to be the basis of our lives. Stopping by from Mama Kat's

    1. It's so easy to get wrapped up in fairy tales and then get let down! I love Disney, to the core, but I definitely think it's important to remember that it isn't reality!

      Thank you so much for stopping by!


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