#tbt Sooo @amanda_h reminded me of this gem so I decided to share it in case you were also a dork like we were.
As you can see we were passionate about troll dolls as kiddos. Very passionate. We had an entire family tree written out in a scrapbook detailing their lives (the Santa troll was the patriarch of our troll clan). There was lots of drama, I’m pretty sure I stole a few storylines from my babysitter’s favorite soap opera. I was so dedicated to my trolls that I took allllll the books out of the bookshelf in my room to create a 3 story mansion/compound for my trolls to live in.
In the summer all of the trolls vacationed in the pen my turtles lived in & sometimes they went boating in the creek behind Eleanor& Amanda’s house. If their hair started to fall out it meant they were dying so we then had very elaborate funerals. It was SERIOUS BUSINESS😂
This photo is a favorite for many reasons♥️ (check out my sweet troll doll pin) DORKS UNITE! #trolls#trolldorks
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I overheard Sylvie talking to Rush in the dark hallway the other morning, “It’s okay Rushy, don’t be scared. It’s not a Bergen, it’s just Maven coming out of her youm (room).” 🤣 #trolls
For real though, I’ve been the one to be a little scared lately — of the decisions to launch my business, of not fully funding my initial pending pre-sale, of it not all working out and feeling like a failure. 😑 But then I listened to the @amyporterfield podcast today and WOAH my mind was 🙌🏻✨! I was reminded it’s not really even about just me and my fears, it’s about them too.
“I hope you live a mediocre, average life where you always succeed because the goals you set are always within reach and you never have to learn from any mistakes” are words I will never speak to my children. But rather, I want them to dream BIG and learn how to problem solve, build resiliency and determination through stumbles. I want them to live a life rich in all the beautiful things because that’s what they make of it + because they aren’t scared of what could happen when they try. 🌈
I want to raise a generation that doesn’t see me shy away from chasing after big lofty dreams. I want to show them that I may not always conquer what I set out to, but I will always grow and learn so much in the process. I want to raise a generation that believes in doing the hard stuff because they can see digging into the things that may scare them is exactly where the magic happens.
Moral of the story is I need to be mama mentor to my little trolls. I mean, my mentees. ☺️🙃💕 #raisingkids#honestlymothering#mywholeheart