|Posted by Kathleen on October 18, 2010 at 10:58 AM|
The Princess is beside herself with anticipation of the new Disney movie Tangled. So when she found out that Rapunzel was now greeting people at Disneyland she renewed her request for a trip to Disney on Christmas day as both her birthday and Christmas present – being sure I understood…”just one present for both things, get it Mom?” Well we just can’t make that trip happen for her but I put this together for her lunch today.
Typically when I make her sandwiches using pasta sheets I cut the shapes out the night before but last night I didn’t do that so everything had to be cut this morning. I wish that I had time to perfect the attachment of the spaghetti hair to the sandwich and boy do I need to work on my faces BUT I think she’ll be happy when she opens her lunch today. I did send a side car of spaghetti sauce :-)
On a non Bento note most of you know that my daughter was born with a cleft lip and palate. They have been repaired but the Princess is still keenly aware and hurt by people, especially children, staring at her face.
This summer we went to Disneyland and Jessica had a make-over at the Bibbidi Boppity Boutique. That make-over transformed her day. She walked tall an proud the rest of the day, holding her arms out to her side like a princess. Every time a cast member called her Princess she beamed with pride. On that day she just knew that everyone was looking at her because she was a Princess, not because her lip was broken (as she calls it). If you ask her today she will tell you that she HAS a Fairy God-Mother.
So when Disney started their Let The Memories begin campaign Jess asked if we could send her picture in and she was delighted when it made it to the website. Then when she noticed that TWO people liked her photo she was amazed…when 30 people liked her photo she was on cloud nine…people like HER. Her lip matters not. Thanks to many many people Jessica’s picture now has 1700 likes. If you have a moment can you please go to her picture and “like” it too?
This isn’t a contest, there is no trip to Disneyland, she doesn’t win a prize. But she does WIN. She wins every time she looks at the picture and sees the “likes”, she wins the knowledge that people see her, and her face and like HER. It has been an amazing journey for her from an orphan to a Princess. And while your looking at Jess' life changing memory - take a moment to look at all the others as well. It really is such a nice website and Disney has out done itself letting us all participate.