During the very short interval between my hospital stays, I was able to take Ellie to Disney Princesses on Ice. I’d bought the tickets long before I was hospitalized, but it was a well timed reward. Ellie and I are very close. My absence had been really rough on her; after I got home she looked at me and said “It broke my heart when you were in the hospital,” which almost made me break down crying. Spending an afternoon where it was just the two of us, especially as I’d be re-hospitalized a few days later, made it a really special day.
That Ariel was the featured princess was a big part of why I knew Elanor would love it. Ariel is her favorite princess. Ariel was my favorite princess until I saw the movie roughly 74,329 times in the past two years.
It was really cool to meet one of my readers, D when we were at the show.
I bought too much merchandise, of course (mostly for E, but some guilt “sorry I didn’t take you too” gifts for Rhi, even though she could care less), but we had such a lovely afternoon.