Friday, January 18, 2008

She's So Brave!

Belen has always been scared to death of all the characters at Dland. Whenever we see a character she says how she wants to say hi to them and take a picture with them, but when the time comes for her to go near the character, she freezes up with fear. I totally understand this because I am.... I mean.... was, the same way. So anyway, we were in toon town a week ago and she spotted Mini walking towards a photo-op. Belen took off running after her screaming "Mini!! Mini!! Stop!!" I, of course, ran after Belen. So there we were running through toon town chasing minimouse and I knew that once we caught up to her Belen would chicken out and just want to stand and stare. So, we caught up to mini at the photo-op and got in line to meet her. The entire time in line I was giving Belen pep-talks about how nice mini is and how happy she is going to be to see Belen, etc. Well, it was finally out turn and Belen ran right up to her and gave her a big hug! I was so proud of her for not being afraid. Am I jumping the gun to think that maybe she'll like Santa this year?

7 comments:

Titel Family said...

So cute!! That's a fun accomplishment. Cody was that way for a little while but recently he has liked to go meet all the characters. Now that she's done it, she will probably feel more comfortable to do it again.

julesttdmom said...

What a brave girl!! We are so proud of you Belen. So, we need to set up a Disney Land Play date soon. Regan keeps asking for one. Is next week good??????

Trena said...

I can't believe it. I want to see that tomorrow when we go!

McKenzie said...

Yes! We were watching "Diners Drive in and Dives" when we decided we would stop there! Such an awesome show! We'll have to try the mushrooms next time... thanks for the tip!

PS. Tell Belen Congratulations for me, I think I was 8 before I would even get near the characters at Disneyland and by that time, my mom was over taking pictures...go figure :)

Erin said...

Natalie will only go near them if I am holding her. It has to be a little scary to see this life size character when you are only a few feet tall:)

Pixie said...

Yay Belen!! I dunno about Santa though. Maybe Santa at Disneyland...

Thorey said...

I think she is just waaaayy less afraid of women. She likes women, and she is afraid of men -- even the kind in fuzzy suits with giant mouse or dog heads.