Last week my three year old asked my husband, “What’s that?” about one of our many dream boards we have around the house.
“It’s a dream board.” He went on to explain how to make them and what they signify.
“Can I make one?” she asked.
And with that, our first Family Dream Board Night was born.
A few days later I gathered a variety of magazines, collected our kids scissors from around the house, bought some foam core and we were ready to dream. I scattered the mags around the living room floor and we went to town.
Once the boards were all assembled, we took turns talking about the various images and explaining why we picked each one. Lily picked a picture of Dora on a bicicleta since she wants to learn how to ride a bike without training wheels and Lexi’s picked Dora on a barco because she apparently wants to learn how to ride a boat.
Lexi also picked a few other images that payed off for the whole family, in the form of a mini-vacation at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, exactly one week later.
This past Saturday morning, as a I nursed a hangover from my mom’s incredible 80th birthday party, I got an early morning call from Rachael of TodaysMama.com to see if I could take her place at The Lorax press junket, that same day, in LA. My dehydrated, pounding head did not quite process her request until she said Four Seasons, Ed Helms and Betty White. “Okay, I’m there.”
A few hours later, the four of us were headed north for an L.A. Adventure (la aventura),
to jump on comfy beds at The Four Seasons Beverly Hills,
and to see The Lorax.
It was an amazing weekend that I owe all to my 3 year old’s dream board!
My review of the film and recap of the interviews with the director, producer, writers and entire cast will be up on TodaysMama the last week of February.
In the meantime, consider making a dream board as you never know the places you’ll go.