So thankful to have had the chance to view Disney’s Moana pre-screening.
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There is always so much going on. Never a dull moment.
And I missed my little ones birthday.
How did that happen? And even more importantly, how did I make it up?
Back in October my parents came to visit and I was still debating whether I would be able tom make it back home to my dads retirement party.
I had a couple things holding me in limbo.
Originally my dad was supposed to retire in June before I moved. So his party was slated for July. But his job asked that he stay on for another couple months while they filled his spot. So he agreed to stay until October. He was not up for another winter out in the cold whipping that beer truck and slanging those cases.
So now there was the expense of flying back home, while we are on a tight budget.
Then there was the rule I had set when I moved. That I would not be returning home during winter for at least a year.
I am not about that snow life.
I determined I couldn’t miss the celebration of my dad taking a permanent vacation from 46 years of hard work.
Booking my flight, was totally driven by price. And in my hast of booking I selected the dates the rendered the lowest price.
Totally overlooking the fact that I was booked to leave at 6 am on my baby boys birthday.
Can you say bad mom??
I didn’t even realize my error until notifying a friend I would be in town and she excitedly said “so you’re celebrating RJ’s birthday at home???”
So when I got the chance to get tickets to Disney’s Moana screening, I jumped on it!
The screening happened darn near right after I got back on my returning flight. I didn’t care because it was the least I could do. Right?
Moana, a feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people.
Along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
There were so many themes in this movie.
- A young girl seeking her independence even if it means going against her parents instruction.
- The grandma who aids said child in finding their independence.
and my favorite,
- Finding out who you are and why you are here.
This was a a great kid’s movie with some great inspirational and motivational themes in it.
And did I mention it is in 3D!!
Check out this clip where Moana’s grandmother is encouraging her to find her own way using a little reverse psychology.
I just love it!
And then there was where Moana goes to find and meet Maui, and assert her authority. Demanding that he help her to save her people. Maui being totally unenthused and phased by Moana.
Moana is a great family outing over the Thanksgiving holiday break.
Here is a Moana activity packet you can download.
Moana opens in theaters tomorrow!
You can follow along on Social Media too!
What say you, will you go check out Disney’s Moana over the holidays?