Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thanks for Nothin'

Ummm...yeah...

Thank you to that nice financial planning firm with a specialty in Special Needs Trusts for having a free, sensory-friendly showing of Disney's Brave a few weekends ago.  Sensory-friendly is a good thing for the kid, and free is definitely a good thing for her parents.  And the movie just happened to be fabulous.  And thank you to that same financial planning firm for having said showing in the biggest, most popular shopping mall in the entire region, that just happened to have a Disney store, ready and waiting for gullible unsuspecting parents, like myself, to lose their kids to magic mirrors that talk, and magic wands that don't make the magic mirrors talk, but kids don't know that and keep waving the damn things around until you pry them from their tight-fisted, grip-of-death hands and pick them up screaming to get them out of the store after being stuck in there for a good half an hour, absolutely dying for a latte at the Starbucks next door. 

Ahhhh...I could just smell it...  

And thank you to one of Sammi's little friends for the Toys R Us gift card for her birthday.  And thank you Toys R Us for an interesting shopping experience in the heat and dark as you bravely stayed open, chancing shoplifters and heat strokes, so people like us could buy Disney princess toys during the massive power outage after last week's storms.  And curse thank you again, Toys R Us for having such a horrific brilliant deal that gave us a free Merida wig (the heroine of Brave) for spending $30 on Disney stuff (for which we bought a Merida doll that sits on her horse, Angus - it was $29.99, and the nice people at Toys R Us said they wouldn't quibble over a penny.  Maybe it was just too hot to argue...).  And thank you, Steve, for noticing that deal, when I would have purposely avoided missed it.  (Don't worry, Steve, I won't post the photo of *you* wearing that wig - your secret's safe with me!)

And now, the one, the only, Samerida!!

And the crowd goes wild.




17 comments:

Rochelle said...

Oh come on I want to see Steve in it!

ChaCHA online said...

As annoying as I am sure that wig is, it is also terribly adorable. ;)

Team Lando said...

Hold on.... A sensory free experience at Tysons? Isn't that some kind of oxymoron?

April Vernon said...

Love it!!!

teal915 said...

My kids are dying to see Brave. I think I love the Disneyn store as much as my kids.

Alicia Llanas said...

love it. haha the story and the pictures.
is it really good the movie?? i was going to avoid it, but if you tell me is worth it i will do it, promise!

now we have promo tickets for the movies, we are going to see spiderman today, and hopefully by weekend age of ice 4, 25 pesos (1.5dolar) for one ticket is a ganga (good price) so we have to take advantage and of course is summer and kids need to be occupied!

and too many movies we want to see... :) thinkerbell is on my list too

how is a sensory free movie?? we have been to special functions to kids with disabilities here, but its just too much chaos.

Not a Perfect Mom said...

you're going to be finding red curls all over your house for the next couple of months...
have fun!

my family said...

oh gosh it had to have been worth it, sammi looks so sweet in that wig and how many people have to beg to see steve in it....hummm maybe we could get donations together and then it could be used for adoption fund for an RR child.....hummm, Im always thinkin' haha

Monique said...

This made me smile today:-) Sometimes those type experiences are just worth it huh? LOL!

Becky said...

Oh, those princess wigs. We had an Ariel one back in the day...it drove me nuts. The girls loved it but when it started shedding ALL OVER it had to go! She looks adorable!

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lovemy3 said...

This made me laugh!!!! I would like to see Steve in it, too!

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

this is awesome!! its like the grocery store and how they put all yucky sugary yummy food at your kids height! for them to beg and try to steal! love the pix...to cute! smiles

Renee said...

Great story and pics. Post the one of Steve!

Elizabeth said...

I'm sorry, but I had to laugh, because this sounds like just about EVERY outing with Abby....and that wig is fabulous! I know that Abby would love it, I may just have to go and get her one, but I'll think twice about taking her with me, thanks for the heads up!

Cindy said...

I loved the way you described your outing! I'm glad you had... fun??

wendy said...

I was going to take Claire to see it but wasn't sure she'd like it, although she loves all the other disney movies. Will have to give it a try! Great pictures!