Finding Nemo means a lot to Jordan (and me)

by Jen Reeves on September 13, 2012 · 6 comments

in 2012, Disney, Disney World, Movies

©2012 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

You may have noticed we are incredibly busy. Every time a new semester kicks up, I jump in deep as a professor and a newsroom manager and watch as my wonderful Born Just Right family gets fewer stories and photos of our crazy, busy life. I’m sorry my posts have been spaced out more than usual. But the return of Finding Nemo is too important and I feel the need to talk about it one more time before our big Camp No Limits fundraiser in my town.

From the moment Jordan was born, I’ve used Nemo’s lucky fin as a way to explain Jordan’s little arm. I’m thrilled it will be easy again if parents of younger kids take the time to bring their kids to the theater. This is the first time it’s returned to the big screen since its first release in 2003.

Little arm bump with Nemo in October 2011

Jordan (and the rest of the family) feel very attached to Nemo. The last time we visited Disney, we made sure Jordan had a chance to take a picture with Nemo outside the Seas with Nemo & Friends ride at Epcot. We even found a Christmas tree with Nemo movie characters. When I told Jordan about the re-release, she immediately asked if we could make it into a party… and we agreed it should be a part in honor of Camp No Limits. That’s why Born Just Right is partnered with my new effort called Special Need Tech to hold a Finding Nemo fundraising meetup on Friday. I’m inviting anyone who wants to see the movie (in Columbia, MO) to join us for some fun, a silent auction on a few items and a cool toy that’s up for a raffle. The theater is even offering concession discounts for members of our party. (It’s the little things, right?)

If you can’t attend, please consider donating to our ongoing fundraising webpage for camp. I’m really looking forward to the fun and having a chance to see the movie again!

So… in honor of the new movie, please enjoy these coloring book pages. I plan to print out a bunch for kids to color on during our party on Friday. Also, consider leaving a comment on my post about a Hallmark Disney on Ice giveaway!

Finding Nemo Coloring Book

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Heather September 14, 2012 at 9:24 am

How awesome! I’m going to share this with my readers who may be in the area and I will be taking my kids to see the movie. I never really thought about making sure we talk about what makes Nemo special, but I think it will help!

Jen Lee Reeves September 14, 2012 at 9:32 am

That’s so cool! Thanks Heather!

Colleen September 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I’ll have to keep ‘Finding Nemo’ in mind as a way to help my kids relate with other kids with disabilities. Nemo definitely didn’t let his ‘lucky fin’ stop him in any way, and while they’re both at ages where we talk about people we meet/see with obvious physcial disabilities (while making sure we point out the difference between noticing, which is fine, and not being rude, which is not) that will be an easy way to help them remember and go, “Oh yeah…and Nemo swam through the ENTIRE OCEAN, didn’t he?” :)

Jen Lee Reeves September 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm

He’s a brave clownfish! I’m glad I can share how Nemo is a great lesson for kids. Thanks Colleen!

katbonorchis May 21, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I know this is an old post but it made me smile. My husband and I have joked for years that I am like Nemo and I look forward to introducing Nemo to my son. I want to show him that his mommy is just like that wonderful little fish in a very unique and special way. :-)

Jen Lee Reeves May 28, 2013 at 11:51 am

Nemo is the bomb! I have a tendency to purchase almost anything and everything that involves Nemo.

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