This is a sponsored post on behalf of Disney Junior. I was compensated for my work, but the opinions are 100% my own.
My daughter started kindergarten last year and for the first time she was surrounded by “big kids” at school. I picked her up from school one day and she had tears in her eyes. When I asked her what was wrong she said that she was embarrassed because she still liked to watch Mickey Mouse on the Disney Channel and that Mickey was for babies.
I don’t know long it’s been since you have had contact with a Kindergartner, but being called a baby is about the worst insult they can imagine. I tried explaining that those shows were meant for kids exactly her age, but all she could hear in her head were other 5-year-olds saying she was too old for Mickey.
When we got home I did what any modern mom would do: I hopped on Facebook. I asked my Facebook friends to help prove to my daughter that there is no such thing as too old for Mickey. Within minutes, I was flooded with notifications from Mickey-loving adults all around the world. After about 30 comments telling my Kindergartener that plenty of “big kids” loved Mickey Mouse, she perked right up.
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Now, she’s much less concerned about what other people say is “for babies” and wears her Mickey gear with pride. I added a fun Mickey Mouse decal to one of her tie-dyed shirts, so she can wear Mickey while we watch Mickey on the Disney Channel. Because you are never too old for Mickey.
We are especially excited for the new episodes of Disney Junior’s Mickey & The Roadster Racers that are set to air new episodes Fridays this summer, turning Friday’s into FRiYAY’s! And I will be watching with her, because I am a bit of a Mickey fan myself.
I made her Mickey shirt using the same process I followed for my Festival Shirt. It took me a few tries to cut the vinyl properly, but had success by cutting it on the Fabric setting on my Cricut.
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- Tie dyed t-shirt (I like this kit for mess-free tie dyeing)
- Pearl iron-on vinyl
- Cricut cut file
- Cricut machine
If you want to enjoy a little Mickey magic with your kids this summer, Disney Junior shows air on Disney Channel during the morning block (usually 6-10am). New Mickey and the Roadster Racers episodes will air the third week of June and the second week of July, so tune in with us!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Disney Junior.
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Mary Beth says
This is so cute and I love that it’s iridescent. My little guy passed the Disney Junior stage a few years ago but I am going to make sure my niece knows about this for all of her littles!
This is so adorable!! Pinning now!