Thursday, August 16, 2012

You've Got A Friend In Me.

I'll admit, I'm a sucker for the good Disney movies.  I sing along with Ariel, I laugh at Winnie-the-Pooh, I aspire to be like Mary Poppins, and even though I know the whole movie by heart, I still cry when Mufasa dies.  Every. Single. Time.

I blame this phenomena on my children.  They have turned me into an emotional mushball as they go from being my babies to little humans to bigger-little-humans to children and...well, I can't think about them being older than children yet. 

But it's happening, fast

Case in point: We started potty training with Miss Banana.  Which could be a whole book on its own, but for those of you who don't want to know the ins & outs (pun intended) of my daughter's toilet habits, I won't dwell on it long.

So far, the only way I've been able to keep her sitting on the potty is by letting her watch a bit of a movie on the portable DVD player while we wait.  And since she is hooked on all things Toy Story right now, we have been watching a few minutes Toy Story 3 every 30 minutes during potty time and my emotional mushballness has been exacerbated.

(Quick synopsis of Toy Story 3 for those of you who haven't seen it--Andy, the boy in the previous Toy Story movies, is leaving for college and the toys have to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives now that Andy is all grown up.  It's cute and poignant.)

I didn't realize just how bad of a mushball that movie was making me until today--the first day of school for T-Man and Fearless.

When did they get so big??
As I drove away from their school, I found myself shedding a tear or two (Seriously?!?  We have got to get Miss B a new movie.) while the Spanish version of the "You've Got a Friend in Me" song was running through my head.

Los años pasarán

Lo nuestro no morirá
Lo vas a ver, mejor tener
Un buen amigo en mí
Hay un amigo en mí
Un buen amigo en mí

Hay un amigo en mí Hay un amigo en mi

Hay un amigo en mi
Cuando salgan a volar
Hay un amigo en mi
Si, un amigo en mi
Hay un amigo en mi

It's inevitable.  My little ones are growing up and it's an honor and a privilege to help them along their journey--to infinity and beyond.

1 comment:

krlr said...

Funny you should mention the mushiness... Not 3 minutes ago I watched one of the 35000 flash mob videos with Lady Gaga/born this way... mascara smearing, nose blowing MUSH. Ridiculous!

Happy back to school!

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