This is me with Fivel – you know, the one who went west?
It’s pretty much my new most favorite picture ever.
Why? Despite my questionable sartorial concoction (even the most well-dressed woman struggles when it comes to amusement parks with a child in tow) I’m absolutely, positively, in a state of pure happiness. while I try and maintain a child-like sense of curiosity and humor every day, it isn’t easy. There are deadlines, and responsibilities, and living beings to feed, and all the other things that go along with life. However I think it’s a serious mistake to allow our adult selves to lose touch with the kid inside of us all.
Through our day at Universal, we watched as Baby Beau yelled in excitement every time she caught glimpse of one of her favorite characters in costume. Sponge Bob, a tried and true childhood favorite for her, was a must while I think the Lorax, recently seen in theaters, was more of an ‘of the moment’ thing. I’ll admit, I silently thought she was over-reacting about the characters who were clearly too young for her very-adult ten years of age.
I owe a silent apology for that.
Because I did the very same thing when I saw Fivel. I probably should have been embarrassed at shrieking in the direction of a man dressed inside this small plush costume. not to mention the fact that I was terrified of most characters when I was young – oddly, not because of their costumes but I had some strange insecurity they would say no if I asked them for an autograph or picture. I suppose I figured they were too terribly busy.
This day, it surprised even me as I ran over to the line, yelling back to Beau to retrieve the camera. it was as if I were a small child again, sure this would be a defining moment in my world. the difference being when I was little, I probably would have been too shy to take the picture. but no, not this time. I wasn’t going to miss out on a cuddle with the mouse whom I celebrated my third birthday with.
My furry friend sent me away with a kiss. but it wasn’t just a kiss – it was a reminder to live, laugh and love like a kid again.