I just returned from a recent trip to Disney World with the family. A short, but jam-packed trip. Vaughn really wanted to take the boys so I agreed and we headed there during one of the busiest times of year, spring break.
I am always amazed at the sights I see when such large crowds come from far and wide to grab a sliver of the magic everyone so fondly talks about. Some of the things I witnessed are anything but magical. For me, I think I experienced more comedy than fantasy. You know I have to poke some fun at the silliness. Here are some of my funny observations:
People walking around eating turkey legs at 10am. I guess you could consider that a mid-morning snack. But, I think I’m more comfortable with some fruit or yogurt at that time. But, if the sudden urge hits you at 10am to walk around holding a big hunk of meat, Disney is where it’s at.
The teeny tiny girls all dolled up as princesses. Maybe it’s because I had two boys first, or maybe it’s because I never did believe in FAIRY TALES, but there’s something so freaky about toddlers adorning lots of makeup being schleped around by their parents. There were hundreds of tiny princess clones everywhere.
Okay so if you care enough about your family to buy everyone matching t-shirts, then why would “Nana” pull down “Aiden’s” pants and spank him in front of the world to see. Seriously looked super dumb and I only know this because their t-shirts identified them.
Also, if you are breast feeding your child please let the kid sit down and eat. I’m not against breast feeding at all. I did it. Even in public places if I had to. But, for gods sake don’t do it while Little Johnny is dangling from your body and you are speed walking from Fantasy Land to Space Mountain. Talk about eating on the go. It was truly a sight to behold.
It is truly a miracle that you make it through the day without being run over by a scooter. A couple of old ladies really know how to haul some you know what in those things.
Parents putting their tired older children in strollers. I couldn’t help but notice kids as old as 6, 7, 8, maybe even 10 being pushed around in strollers. Hey, people, if you kid is lethargic and looks like they might be suffering from heat exhaustion it might be time to call it a day.
I can’t believe we all made it. The boys had a blast and I even got to go on some rides. For me, the magic was grabbing a Starbucks and having Eve take a nap in her stroller. I guess you could say that was a bit of magic in itself.