Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Magical Blogorail Peach: Most Embarrassing Moment

Welcome to those of you joining me from 400 Miles to Disneyland and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail.

When I first heard that we would be talking about our most embarrassing moment in Disney this month, I freaked out a little bit. I couldn't think of anything exactly embarrassing that has happened to me (yet). Or at least not since I've been old enough to remember it happening. Even as I write this, I don't have any funny stories to tell you. Sorry! But I did feel bad/embarrassed a little bit this past September when we went to MNSSHP. Our daughter was a
dorable dressed up as Rapunzel, but for some reason once we put everything on, she just wasn't feeling it that night. Especially the wig. So we bee-lined for the princess line so we could get a picture taken with Rapunzel and Flynn before we ditched the wig for the night.

She was fine while we were in line, dancing with all the other kids and admiring the costumes of the people in front of us (a mom and her grown daughters dressed as Ursula, Pinnochio, and Dumbo... they looked awesome). Once we got into the room with the princesses and princes, though, she freaked out a bit. Rapunzel and Flynn came up to the line to talk to her while they waited for someone to get to them. She did her absolute best to hide behind us! She was just not having it (and I think she was a little scared around the princes).

I did feel a little embarrassed because I felt like everyone was thinking I was a horrible mother for forcing my kid to meet the characters. She did hug the princesses (and even Prince Charming) but she wasn't as excited as she usually is. I swear she was excited in line and even after we left she wanted to go back and see them again. But during that time, I felt like all eyes were on me, thinking I was ruining the Disney vacation for my family. I can look back on that now and be okay with it because I know how much fun we had besides those few moments, though. You just never know what to expect with little ones!
She had fun the rest of the time we were at the party (sans wig). Plus, that first picture is one of her favorites so she only remembers the good parts. I guess it turns out I didn't traumatize her. :)

Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Peach this month. We will be back Tuesday, February 7th with an all new theme. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Joanna and her Amazing Technicolor Interwebs
2nd Stop ~ Can Do It Mom AKA Mouse Fan Diane
3rd Stop ~ 400 Miles to Disneyland
Final Stop ~ Disney in Our Blood (you are here)


  1. I wouldn't think you're a bad mom for that! Lucky little girl is at Disney! Though I do question the parents of tots breaking down at 11 pm after the fireworks...

  2. You have a point there. We have also run into this situation and I also felt embarrased. Like I had done something wrong or as was a bad parent. Glad to know I am not alone!

  3. We have been in this situation too and I always feel like all eyes are on us! :-) Luckily, we had successful character meetings this last trip now that the kids are older, but I definitely have instances where I felt just like you!

  4. Aw, so cute! I've been in that situation where my daughter was stoked to see Peter Pan, but once she got there, she kept her head down and didn't acknowledge him. So I got the same feeling that others thought I was pressuring her to take a picture. Oy. So glad I'm not the only one with an unpredictable toddler!!

  5. Okay, well, it really does feel good to know I'm not the only one! So maybe not *everyone* thought I was pressuring my daughter. lol There might have been an understanding mom there. ;) I won't make her see a character she says she doesn't want to see or keep her up until she melts down from being tired, but how she's going to react at the last minute is sometimes unpredictable. :)