Let me paint a picture for you: 1989: a 6-year old red head little girl goes to see the latest Disney movie - The Little Mermaid - and is enchanted. I still remember being in the theater watching it for the first time. It quickly became my favorite movie. So much so that in the pool or in the bathtub (yep -haha!) I would sing the theme song and pretendI was a mermaid.
In first grade, my mom sewed an amazing Halloween costume and I was Ariel, and my brother was Flounder in the costume contest. We won first place.
High school rolls around and mom always has this dream of me working at Disney World for the summer. Basically, so she can come visit/stay with me out in Orlando all summer. Let me tell you: I have been to Disney World LOTS of times in my 24 years. Anyway, I decided she was right, and I wanted to star in a Disney parade or stage show. My dream was to be Ariel in a parade, I mean, how easy is that, she doesn't have legs! Ariel just sits on a clamshell and waves to the kids as she floats by. And if anyone could do it, I could, right?!?! I found out when the auditions were - one weekend at UNT campus - my dream was about to be realized. I would be Ariel! But the story ends tragically - they cancelled the audition and my Disney debut dream was killed.
Anyway, about a week or so ago (this is 24 year old Stephanie talking) I drive home to my apartment and gasp there's a gigantic billboard announcing the release of a new Ariel movie! It's called Ariel's Beginning and let's face it, I was excited.
I mentioned the movie to Doug offhandedly. Lo and behold he bought it for me on it's release day and brought it to me at work! WHAT a sweet boyfriend!!!! I haven't watched it yet, but I can't wait to.