Out of all the honors that I could receive, the ones that mean the most to me are usually the unofficial ones that come unexpectedly. I recently received such an honor, and it beats anything I have received so far. Here it is:
Allow me to explain: When we went to Disney World back in May, we stopped by the Lego Imagination Center in Downtown Disney. They had a station where you could put together (and purchase) your own, custom made, Lego mini-figures. I left my son, Daniel, at that station, and stepped across the isle to browse a massive wall of Legos. Daniel came over to me a few minutes later, excited to show me the mini-figure he created. He made me. He was so proud.
He explained his creative process in detail. He gave me glasses, a belt, and an astronaut t-shirt (because he knew that’s what I wanted to be when I was his age). I was taken by surprise, and moved beyond words. It was one of those moments that melt a parent’s heart. I would have never guessed that the Lego store would end up being such a special part of my Disney memories.
He was allowed to create two other figures to complete a set. The two other figures that he built were super heroes. I consider it quite an honor to be included in such company. It’s also a little scary to be associated with some of the most powerful figures of his mind.
I love my Daniel. While I can’t conquer all the bad stuff life may serve up, I will continue to do my best for my kiddos.