I am not going to lie, trekking to Disney on Ice at the Allstate
Arena was no small feat. The weather was a little questionable, it
was rush hour, and we were all a little sleepy from a hectic day.
However, as soon as we walked through the doors to find our seats,
it was nothing short of pure magic, and I am not just talking about
the amazing show we were witnessing.
The kids were absolutely mesmerized! They were sitting
completely still and "oohing" and "aahing" with every moment. Their
eyes were completely transfixed on the entire show, and they
stopped gazing only to tell Brian and I "thank you for bringing us
I guess magic is the wrong word.
Miracle seems to be more appropriate.
My kids rarely have moments like this anymore. Moments where
they are sitting still and cuddling Brian and I and not wanting to
break away to re-enact their version of what happens in a
Blackhawks game or slipping away because they are "too busy" to sit
with Mom and Dad. Sure, we go to events like this, but my kids are
just little enough where they get a little distracted.
Disney on Ice: Let's Celebrate was jam-packed with all of my
kids' favorite characters. Also, we all agreed that the meeting of
fire and ice (if you want to know what that means you have to check
out the show) was our favorite part of the evening. The night
provided entertainment for all of us, but it provided so much
This time is fleeting. Having three little ones in our midst is
going by faster than I ever could have imagined. Pretty soon there
will be smartphones, and texting, and car keys (all things I don't
want to think about at the moment). At Disney on Ice we had moments
of pure contentment just being with each other.
Moments that will be memories for years to come.
If you'd like memories of your own with your little ones, check
out Disney on Ice: Let's Celebrate this weekend at the AllState
Arena or next week at the United Center!
Erin Skibinski is a mom of three living in Frankfort.
See more of Erin's stories here.
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