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My perfect moment came this past Sunday when the twins saw their first true film: The Little Mermaid. Yes, we had to skip over the storm scene, the shark scene, anything with the eels or Ursula, and a few times when King Triton yelled at Ariel, but we made it all the way to the closing credits and they even bopped around during the reprise of "Under the Sea."
There was a moment when I was watching their faces instead of watching the film and their mouths were slightly ajar and it felt like we had arrived at some milestone. There was this profound relief at watching them connect with this story. And I loved it when the ChickieNob started sobbing and said, "I'll never get to be a mermaid when I grow up because I can't live in the sea." Not loving that her heart was breaking, but that her imagination was so intense that she could bring herself to tears with that thought.
We've tried a bunch of films and we've never made it through one. I was just so happy to make it all the way through this one.