Thursday, 19 February 2015

Thank you for 'The Magic'

Ah children are tricksome creatures aren't they? From the moment they enter our lives they are full of noise (crying), energy (NEVER sleeping) and numerous bodily functions (sh*t, p*ss and so on). And it's hard and more often than not we can be found moaning. I for one enjoy a good bit of martyrdom ("I haven't slept for at 72 hours straight!"). But one of the things I will forever be grateful for my children is for bringing 'The Magic' back into my life.

As we grow up crappy things start to happen. Such as discovering Father Christmas isn't real through an ill fated bumping into our parents on the landing experience, realising pets don't actually go off to live in lovely farms when you find a rigid hamster dead in it's cage and being dumped by your first love at New Street Station when he is wearing leather trousers (actually that may just have been me). We get older. We get bitter. We get grumpy.


And then one day. At around two. Our children start see it. They see 'The Magic'. And through their teeny tiny eyes you see it again too. You find yourself sobbing at Thomas Land whilst your toddler waves to The Fat Controller. You may find yourself watching In The Night Garden Live and howling whilst your tiny little girl dances to the IgglePiggle song. You might pop into the worlds trampiest shopping centre and see the ropiest looking man in the worst thread bare Scooby Doo outfit on this planet. And whereas before you would have turned in the opposite direction fearing this may be a murderer/robber/both. This time? You grab your child who is shouting with glee "SCOOBY DOO!!!" and shove them in to have a photo with this potential misfit. Your eyes glazed over with tears and the wonder of 'The Magic'.


The good thing about 'The Magic' is that it does last a few years and for this brief moment in time you can live vicariously through your children. Lapping up every single magical moment with them. Watching in awe at the glee in their face, listening to them chatting with Sleeping Beauty, running with them to wave to Minnie and the whole family screaming when Elsa blows your little girl a kiss in a parade. Forgetting that you've not slept for "72 hours straight!". Forgetting that this morning there was a tantrum to end all tantrums and yogurt ended up smeared on your face and in your hair.


So thank you to my children. You have brought 'The Magic' back into my life. You are the reason I am sat in this bathroom at 5:30am, on the floor, looking a photos and having a little cry, in a Disney Princess T Shirt, in a Mickey Mouse themed hotel that took us 12 HOURS TO GET TO and your Dad got a speeding ticket. But the second I saw the amazement in the boys eyes when he saw Buzz for the first time? And when the girl told Snow White that she really was called Elsa? It was all worth it. Stay pure my lovelies. Keep the magic and if a teen in leather trousers ever dumps either of you in New Street station? Tell him he's a nob and strut off with your head held high.


Watch with your eyes 'The Magic' in action in Disneyland Paris so far...




Count Your Lucky Stars

23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I remember this as being one of the best things about having small children, because literally everything was magical to it. I still get glimpses of it from my nearly 9 year old daughter and even my 11 year old son, and I can live it all again through my 2 year niece.
    How ace is Disneyland Paris? We've been a few times and I'm so desperate to go back! Maybe next year...

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    1. Oh my god it is so amazing! We had such a wonderful wonderful time! x

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  2. Beautiful! I can't wait to take Sam there!

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    1. You have to! It is so amazing. We had such a lovely time x

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  3. AWWWWW... SOB SOB. I love that finding a raisin on the floor is magical and putting your wellies on and picking your sister's nose. Hope you're having an awesome time my love xx

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    1. We did my beauty and can't wait to see you soon! x

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  4. Sob sob... that's so lovely and so true. The magic definitely comes back through your kids. Looks like you're having a fab time! x

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    1. We had the best time ever! It was so so so much fun! x

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  5. I love this because you could have written a boring review of Disneyland in minute by minute detail but you didn't, you focused on what the global 'amazingness' of the experience and what it gave you. Brill post and so pleased you had a great time! Pics are great. I'd love to take my boy sometime before he gets too old. xx

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    1. Ah thanks! It was such a lovely lovely time. We had such a laugh but I have returned a broken woman. FACT! x

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  6. awh great post! Children really do remind us of the magic in amongst all of life's crap! Looks like you had an amazing time!!

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    1. Tee hee! Sometimes it can be crap but then sometimes? It's AMAZING! x

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  7. I love Disneyland Paris and I may of used my daughter as an excuse to twice! You are so right about the magic I (almost) cried when sleeping beauty came up to my daughter on the parade and had remembered her from earlier just magical and captured on video for ever to prove it was totally worth the money glad you had an great time x

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    1. Oh god that sounds amazing! I would have wept and wept! x

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  8. This is lovely!! So true. Glad they had a wonderful time. Looking to take h before he's 5! Eek xxx

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    1. You my lovely? Will cry FO SURE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. I know I commented originally but this is still lovely! Makes me so determined to find the pennies to take H. Thanks so much for linking up lovely xxx

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  10. Awww loved this Hun!!! Made me all teary (stupid preggo hormones!!) it's all very true though!! Don't know how I'll ever do Disneyland with Arthur as I'm totally terrified of people in costumes (scared for life from Baloo touching my face at Disney in California.....yes I was 18, yes I cried!) might have to take my man up pills and just be sure to shove Arthur in front of me to shield me haha!

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  11. Beautiful post hon, and I agree that kids really do bring magic into our lives. Disneyland sounds like an amazing amount of fun, although I think we'll have to wait until the baby is three so he gets to enjoy it too... Your littlr girl is adorable in her Elsa dress. Glad to see it's not mine that are still Frozen mad xxx

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  12. I love how real this is - I totally would be hysterical if Elsa blew my kids a kiss too!! It's crazy that despite 12 hours driving, paddies, arguing and going another 10% grey off of one holiday but you would do it all again for those few hours of complete and utter joy and happiness. Take me next time?!
    xx

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  13. This is still on my list of places to go. My eldest has never been interested at all but hoping to take our younger son someday although tbh I quite happily go on my own!! lol x

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  14. Chuckled throughout your post, thank you for this.
    I cant wait for the magic to begin and like you I will to embrace it, but I will probably still moan a bit too as thats what I do x

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  15. I am ALL about the Disney and the fun stuff, I am a HUGE big kid when it comes to theme parks and all that jazz! Can't wait to take the little ones next year! x

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