Before she reached 2 years old she is fond of mascots. We can bring her and take pictures together with mascot without crying but it came to a point that she was already scared of them. She doesn't like to come near Dora, Care bears, Yogi bears, etc etc. When we finalized our plan to visit Disneyland, we started talking to her saying that there will be big Mickey mouse, she will meet Minnie, Donald Duck, all these she sees on TV come to life and she was a bit challenged. I tell her that her fear cannot ruin our vacation, she has to enjoy because not everyone can visit Disneyland or go to a vacation like hers. You know what I mean. Hehe. I always see her eyes contemplating, I know she is listening. I let her watch videos in YT. See how kids enjoy Disneyland, who they meet, what they do. And I want to specially mention that every time we pray, she never miss to add that the Lord will take away her fear, "Jesus, di na ma afraid si Hershey..."
The Disneyland day came and her prayers were answered, our efforts were successful.
We first saw Mickey and Minnie when we entered Disneyland. She had solo pic and even planned of going back inside for more time with the two.
Then Duffy, the newest Disney character to interact with guests is Mickey’s very own teddy bear—made with love by Minnie Mouse for Mickey to take on all his travels.
Even a picture together with the Shark mascot at OceanPark HK.
Every time I remember how brave she was, how she overcame her fear, I am so proud of my 2 year old to already know how to deal with life. And it was great seeing her enjoyed our trip.
For me this is a big achievement for her and an achievement for us too.