Somebody Slip Me a Mickey

Three clues:

1. It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears. . .
2. My feet hurt. . .
3. My 4yo, D, wants to go back home to Mattatutetts.

Yes, we are about halfway through our “vacation” in Walt Disney World, the one place where there is no energy crisis or mention of recycling, the food is always “fast”, and able-bodied people riding in scooters seems perfectly logical.

All of us (except D) are having fun, although all this “it’s about the children all the time” stuff is making me twitch. This may sound odd considering I’m with my kids an awful lot when we’re home, but these close quarters and the pack mentality is a bit challenging.

Tonight I take the girls alone to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. I will be dressed as The Old Hag which considering how tired my body and mind feels, sounds about right.


  1. AnotherMomCreation says

    Poor D…. he’ll be the only kid growing up that says, “yeah, we went to Disney, it was no biggie…I’d rather ride my bike”

    I hope you have fun playing “Old Hag” I think you’ll enjoy it.

  2. That would seriously suck to be in Disney World with one of your kids complaining to be back home. I feel you. :{

  3. Trenches of Mommyhood says

    Will it make you feel better to know that it’s only a high of 50 in MA today? And that we’ve had FROST?

  4. Dawn on MDI says

    Back in the dark ages, before there WAS a Disney world, my family (also from Massachusetts) took me to Disney LAND in California when we made the trip out to visit cousins.

    I was six.

    I was utterly unimpressed.

    The rides were ok, I seem to remember that we spent a LOT of time in lines, and then we watched the daily Parade of the Americas. Somebody got tired of holding me, so I was sat up on a big blue mailbox to watch over the heads of the adults. One of the Seven Dwarves came over to me, sniffed my Keds, reacted appropriately, then shook my hand and waved and walked on down the parade route.

    The adults in my world were very excited at this development. “Did you see that?! He shook your hand! One of Snow White’s Dwarves shook your hand!”

    All I remember thinking was that the adults were idiots. “It was a guy in a suit,” I thought to myself. Unwilling to spoil their fun, I never mentioned it until just a few years ago at Thanksgiving. My aunt was crushed. Seemed she had been utterly devoted back then to providing me with the perfect childhood.

    Only I was too cynical to appreciate it.

    At six.

    Enjoy your vacation. The kids will or won’t, and there really isn’t a whole lot you can do about it either way.

  5. My daughter just go back from Disneyland where she did the Halloween thing. Just to warn you, when she came back my sister had to buy an extra suitcase to carry all the candy she got while trick-or-treating at Disney…

  6. You are bringing back my memories of our last visit to Disney, where I hustled my son out of the Magic Kingdom as he wailed, “Make the happy music STOOOOPPPPPP!”

  7. Sorry to hear D isn’t having a great time. I hope I and J are though! How did BBB go? That was a highlight for my kiddos last month when we went. As far as “able-bodied people riding in scooters seems perfectly logical” that was one thing we couldn’t get over while we were there. I compltely agree with you.

    Talk to you soon!

  8. Yowza! I would need more than a mickey . . . I’d need 10!

    Hope you survived alright!

  9. Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children says

    I love that you put “vacation” in quotation marks. Isn’t that the truth!

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