Where do I begin to share some of our older photos with you. Yes sounds like a stupid question since I have been doing this segment for about 2 months or so give or take, but each week I have come up with a theme, especially being lucky enough to have holidays fall right around the time of my Flashback Wednesday posts, but this week we are past most of those holidays, including Easter. The next holiday isn’t until May with Mother’s Day and Kevin Birthday conveniently falling on the same day this year.
So, I thought long and hard for this week’s share and then as I was looking through the photos it dawned on me which picture (only one this week), I wanted to share. To explain why, I have to start with about a week ago. Emma and Lily were fighting over the Donald Duck stuffed animal they we have from the Disney Store. At the time, we purchased him, we only had one, because Emma truly loved Donald Duck and was the only one who had eyes for him. Lily could care less and as much she liked the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Show, she was more into the FreshBeat Band.
We also had bought Donald to gently replace Emma’s “Baby Donald Duck” complete with rattle inside that was given to her as a gift from Kevin brother, when he and our sister-in-law had gone to Disney on vacation when Emma was a baby.
Emma carried Baby Donald with her everywhere. He was her first true “lovie”, better then any blanket in her eyes and he definitely shows his wear at this point. But anyway, we gently phased him out and she ended up having some many more toys on top of this that she did kind of forget about him.
Fast forward, to last week and the fight over Donald Duck between the girls. I took Baby Donald out of his storage box that he had been in to let Emma have him, while Lily would take the other Donald. This way they each had Donald in some shape or form, take a nap and I would get some peace and quiet (hey win-win on so many levels!). I thought, I would get Baby Donald back casually after her nap.
Guess what? Emma fell back in love with him and she has him in her bed now whenever she goes to sleep. Kevin and I were going to make him disappear again, but she said to me, “Don’t take Baby Donald Mommy, I missed him so much and need him.” That was all it took and Baby Donald seems to be here to stay for now.
By the way in the above photo, you can see Emma and Baby Donald back in the Summer of 2010. She loved him more than live itself and he was heading out the door with her to swim class!!
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