Thursday, February 7, 2008
Being a new blogger, I've been lurking for a little bit every Wednesday at Rocks In My Dryer for Shannon's weekly Works For Me Wednesday. I've been thinking it'd be fun to join in, but I can't seem to think of anything that, well, works for me.
This past Friday night I was not feeling well - I spent the whole weekend dealing with some sort of flu thing, with a fever that haunted me every six hours when my Motrin would wear off. So I was humoring myself going through the Works For Me Wednesday Archives. I happened across one week where the theme was birthdays. I was excited, not only because I love birthdays, but also because Paige was turning 3 on Sunday, and maybe I'd find some fun tid-bit to make her birthday, well, perfect. Ha ha.
Anyway, I was in luck! One of the first posts was this one from Once Upon A Trip. In this post, they talk about Disney's Enchanted Phone Calls. At this web site, you can arrange to have a Disney character call your kids! They can call for birthdays, to congratulate your child, to say good-night, you name it, and they only cost $2.49 per call! There are a few different characters to choose from, and I was excited to find that Ariel was one of them. So, wonderful Mom that I am, I scheduled a call from Ariel for the night of Paige's birthday. Right at 5:30, the phone rang, and I gathered Paige up in my lap and told her that the call was for her. I pressed 1 to connect to Ariel, and put the phone next to her ear. We then sat and watched her priceless expression. When the call was done, I asked her, who called? and she just whispered, "Ariel."
It was so much fun and...well, it was just perfect. Is it always wrong to enjoy a bit of perfectionism? I hope not. :)