I let my daughter and her friend run way ahead of me in the mall as I picked up the pace to follow them into their golden destination: the Disney Store. I hadn’t even walked into the store and I could hear the two 5 year olds squealing like fanatical teenagers and bursting out oh-my-goshes while covering their faces with their hands and jumping up and down. My friend and I looked over at each other with knowing eyes — they must have found the brand new Sofia the First costume dresses and accessories.
Never had I seen my girl this obsessed with a fictional character. Disney Junior’s Sofia the First has managed to bring out a passion so strong in my little girl that identifies so much with Sofia because, in her own words: “She’s little, like me.”
And that’s exactly the magic that Princess Sofia has brought to girls’ lives since the made-for-tv movie debuted on Disney Junior back in November, 2012. Since then, my daughter has been watching the movie on our iPad via the WATCH Disney Junior app and on TV every day she gets a chance. So, yes, she can now recite many of the lines, knows every single detail about the movie by heart and has learned the songs — or at least sings the words she thinks she hears!
So now you can understand how loud these squeals of joy at finding Sofia’s dress were. She had already been performing “Not Ready To Be A Princess” in our living room to anyone who would watch and applaud. But, she was missing a costume to truly make it real and help her become Princess Sofia. She now has it and this is what happens when she wears the “Sofia the First” dress, tiara and amulet …
Yes, she’s adorable -thanks!
We truly can’t wait for the series to premiere this Friday, January 11th to create more magical moments through Princess Sofia’s adventures.
The Disney Stores are now stocked with some Sofia the First merchandise that’s been hard to keep on the shelves, and I bet the Sofia frenzy will grow even more after the show premieres. Grab it while you can!
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