Nana Holds from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and to more of Nana Holds, a series started almost a year ago now, one that is transforming me and hopefully encouraging others, especially any parent that is in the position of parenting their child’s child or children. Grab your coffee and come on in.

So we’re at the Disneyland Christmas Parade, and we’ve seen lots of favorite children’s characters, but nothing could have prepared me for what happened when he saw one that he was definitely familiar with: Buzz Lightyear and Woody from Toy Story. I couldn’t get the camera ready fast enough, so I’ll have to draw from the picture captured in my mind and stored in my heart. As soon as he saw Buzz, he began waving fast and furiously, shouting, “Buzz, remember me, Bryden?” He must have screamed it at least five times, and each time he did, I nearly cried as I silently pleaded with Buzz Lightyear to turn and wave to little Bryden, his long lost friend.

And finally, Santa made his appearance, and again, Bryden was awestruck but this time not into silence. “Santa,” he cried. “Over here, Santa.” He waved his arm so long and strong I thought it might fall off. “Look, Bryden; he’s waving at you,” at least I could help him think he was, right?

Best seat in the house!

Best seat in the house!

When the parade was finally over, we began our journey through the rides in the different toddler lands, like “It’s a Small World,” a very mild ride to get him in the riding mood. We discovered that this brave little boy definitely has strong dislikes when it comes to certain rides. I forget the name of the ride, but the one that has ghosts in it at the end that appear to come right in your car, well, he definitely didn’t like that ride! He likes horses but when he saw them going up and down, he wasn’t so sure but his daddy talked him into it so we all headed to the carousel ride. That turned out to be another fun adventure.

We rode the train in Fantasy Land, and a few other ones, too. He didn’t even want to stop to eat. I still can’t believe how well he did, walking through all those lands as if somebody had put an energizer battery in him. But every now and then, those sweet familiar words would pull me out of my own exhaustive state “Nanna holds,” and I’d bend down to pick him up, back and body hurting but heart overflowing!

Join me Thursday for more Nana Holds moments.

Evinda

Nana Holds!

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