Dear Sofia: Royal Writers Retreat

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMeMedia and Disney Junior. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I lost my mind recently and invited 8 5 and 6-year olds to my house. On a week day. Because I love pain!

But let me tell you, I had such a great time I'm afraid all the complaining that I thought I'd be doing, didn't happen.

We gathered in my humble home in order to have a letter writing party! And wow. 

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We love Sofia, you guys know this. The Frog Princess Dressed as her for her birthday 2 years ago and this past summer, we got to hang with her all over again.

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Well, the idea of writing to the princess and having her return our letters was just slightly mind blowing. Here's why: our kids are just learning to read and write. As a writer, you guys know I love me some words. But I love the idea of teaching kids that they can still connect through the written word.

Check out this video about how this letter thing works!

https://youtu.be/ZOOkW5b4XYY

I loved gathering with my girls and watching our kids do this fun activity. Side note: I wasn't expecting the parents to get in on it but, they totally wrote letters. Which reminds me about how we engage with the kids and how they bring out the kid in us.

As the littlest princess, Sofia embodies friendship, bravery, courage, curiosity, creativity, and adventure. Basically that applied to all the kids there and by extension to us parents.

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It's all about connection, right? I still have all the letters from my BFF when we were in college. You guys remember not being connected to your friends throughout the summer?!

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Long distance calls were expensive! And you didn't know if someone would be home so, we used to do like 2 calls in the summer. The rest of the time it was all letters for our updates.

I miss that. I love that I can get to share that with my girl and her band of misfits. This was my favorite letter of the night, by the way. 

My favorite dear Sofia letter!

It reads: I got stickers. Thank you.

How adorable is that!?!

The Frog Princess goes to school on Monday but I may or may not be watching Sofia the First: The Secret Library because it premieres on Monday October 12 at 9 a.m. ET on Disney Junior on Disney Channel. I can't wait to see Merida from Brave again!

Okay so who's writing letters?! Head over to the Dear Sofia page on Disney Junior and download the spiffy letters and mail them out. Check out how to make that happen!

https://youtu.be/VtgOxOmf4r4

Let me know what Sofia says.

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