Happy Birthday Mickey! Today is Mickey Mouse’s birthday! He was created by Walt Disney as a happy mouse that later became the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. Mickey Mouse typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes and white gloves and is the most recognized cartoon character in the world.
Mickey began his career in the movie Steamboat Willie which was the first cartoon with synchronized sound. Over his career, Mickey Mouse appeared in 130 films and was nominated for multiple Academy Awards. Mickey was the first cartoon to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mickey can currently be seen daily at the Disney parks.
If you want to join in the fun, Disney Parks around the world are planning some very special celebrations for the very special mouse.
Happy Birthday Mickey!
Hot Hubby, and Mickey my two favorite men
My mother is a modern-day, have-it-all, role model woman. She went to medical school after being a successful teacher and graduated first in her class. When she got married, she arranged to share a job with another doctor running a NICU at a hospital. At a time, when women were supposed to be able to do it all, she found a way to job share in a profession which usually doesn’t consider that an option.
That willingness to negotiate a work-life balance, allowed her to take me and my daughters for girls-only trips throughout their childhood. Our first trip was to Disney World. We relaxed and enjoyed each other’s company. We let the girls dictate our pace and our direction. On that trip, we rode Dumbo at least 100 times…just because the girls wanted to.
I tend to be quiet and thoughtful, so sometimes I miss fun opportunities. One night when the table next to us was celebrating a birthday, my mom encouraged us to sing. By the end of the song, the entire restaurant was singing and we were rewarded with pieces of the birthday cake. My oldest enjoyed it so much, she ate two pieces.
I think the best part of about having a Grandmother is that she relaxes the rules, teaches you to sing out loud, and notices the differences from the last visit, so you can treasure the changes. I am so glad that my daughters have gotten to take Girls Trips and I am so lucky to have a role model mom.