A few weeks ago, I got an email that immediately made me squee! with the excitement of being able to share the opportunity with Olivia – we were going to have the opportunity to attend the Selena Gomez revival tour, compliments of Pantene, and attend a meet and greet with one of Olivia’s favourite-favourite singers.
Looking at the dates, they conflicted with an event I had signed up for. Jamie quickly volunteered to bring her to the concert on a daddy/daughter date (you know, and the chance to meet Selena Gomez). Can I just say this? Volunteering to go to a Selena Gomez concert filled with screaming teenage girls – this girl is so lucky to have him as her Dad.
For a special concert, you need a special dress. You need a special purse. If you’re lucky, your mother will give-in and let give you the winged eyeliner that you’ve been watching for two years, since you became obsessed with make-up tutorials.
She got her wish, the winged eyeliner. (Also, she didn’t wash her face for two days, so she could make it last as long as possible).
When she met Selena, she noticed two things: that she had amazing hair (and has now been inspired to grow her hair) and that they both had winged eyeliner. You guys, her six-year-old night was made. She met Selena Gomez, she gave her a hug, and it’s one of those memories that she’s going to talk about for her whole entire childhood.
When you’re six, and used to going to bed at eight o’clock, it’s hard to get through the opening performances – this time around, by Bea Miller and DNCE. By the time Selena Gomez came on stage, it was almost sugar-crash o’clock, but so excited for the performance, her and Jamie stayed until just after ten o’clock, giving Olivia the chance to hear some of her favourite songs.
Jamie continuously sent me updates and photos of the show – after all, it was her first real concert (where she didn’t fall asleep like she did last year when I brought her to see Joshua Radin) and the look of awe on her face in every single photo was one of those moments, where as a parent, you’re in awe. It’s one of those moments where you know you’re experiencing something incredible through the eyes of your child.
She came home from the concert with the special VIP badge, ticket stubs and a photo of her meet and greet, where they had the same eyeliner, and immediately wanted to put them in her memory book. Since it was a late night, and she was that kind of exhausted where you’re walking on air, I told her we could do it in the morning, and she could take the day off.
When you’re six, and you’ve met a real-live-singer, you can just imagine the happy dreams that happened through that long,long night of dreams.
We’re sending a big thank-you to PANTENE for including our family in this incredible opportunity to cross something off of the bucket list of a six-year-old.
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