Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What A Trip

Readers: If  I still have any followers left...I thank you for returning....As you may have noticed,  I took a break from blogging. No illnesses can be blamed for this,  just  LIFE!!    

O.K.  So We FINALLY did it!!  The BIG TRIP TO..........DISNEY! Our kids had been bugging us for ages to take them to the "Magic Kingdom". Our daughter actually had the nerve to insinuate that she was suffering abuse because she was the only child in her 3rd grade class who had not yet been there. Of course, my husband and I both have to laugh at this, since we both grew up in families who couldn't afford such luxuries as a Disney vacation. I personally didn't get to go to  Disney until I was in my teens. And we lived an hour from ORLANDO!!!  It is an 8 hour trip from our home now and 5 times more expensive!! BUT.....we went!
Let me just was MAGICAL! The kids had a ball! And of course we enjoyed watching them having so much fun. My wonderful hubby splurged for some very nice accomodations while we were there...suites the whole time...which made a week in hotels with 3 small kids a little more bearable. BUT....believe me when I say that the trip was not without its share of  nightmarish chaos . First of all....THERE WAS SLEET & SNOW FLURRIES the day we arrrived in Florida! That's right! SLEET!! IT was FREEEZING!  I swear it was warmer  where we live, several states to the North! The whole time we were at the Disney parks we had coats, & hats & gloves on!  YAY!  The up-side to that was that the lines were probably shorter than if it had been warm. But there were still lines.
Besides the weather issue, there was the behavioral metamorphosis which took place in our family while we were there. Let me explain. It went something like this....
Our normally mild mannered, somewhat well behaved and fairly intelligent children turned into little whining, complaining,disobedient,snotty & spoiled acting little BRATS!!! And my husband and I, in turn, became two very irritable, short-fused ticking timebombs! At one point we were in one of the parks and  my hubby was so fed up with the misbehavior of one of the kids he was verbally reprimanding them and people were staring! I was mortified with embarrassment! I have never seen my husband lose his temper to this extent. Certainly never in public. All I could do was look the other way and pretend I wasn't with this noisy group!
Needless to say, when all was said and done, I was ecstatic to return home and get the kids back into their regular routine and back to their normal behavior. I am sure that I will get to be subjected to the "magic" of Disney at some point again in a few years. Can't  wait!

  All the ways of a man seem right to him,
  but the Lord evaluates the motives.
                PROVERBS  21:  2


  1. Hey! Welcome back! I am glad you had a sort of nice trip!

  2. We missed you. Glad you are back.

  3. Hey! I was just wondering when you were coming back! I was thinking about sending out a search party it has been so long!
    I was thinking that maybe you had got lost in the snow or something, anyway, good to see you back...and I hope you had a great time at Disney Land!

  4. You've been missing in action, but I see the action has been taking place some place else... ..sounds like u had fun.. all that noise..Hope all are well. Thanks for stopping by.


  5. FL is quite warm place usually but my friends there have been complaining of cold weather this season and even few pipe lines had been cracked up due to the weather

    It was my dream as a kid to visit Disney World but it took long and later on changed into to visit with my kids. Finally got there but just for a day.. We could not afford to stay there... but we feel so lucky that we did it together and enjoyed every moment of it....

  6. Good to see you back and glad you had a great trip. I went to Disney in Orlando in the early 1980's. It was in January-- cloudy and cool, but no percipitation, but yes the crowds were much smaller at that time. It is a great experience I agree!

  7. Hiee welcome back! Oooh my favorite place in the world ... been to Disneyland in LA, have yet to make it to Orlando, it will be a dream come true.

  8. Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.
    Blessings, andrea

  9. Glad you are back....lots to catch up with, but your blog always leaves me what does that say about you!

  10. Disney is the best, isn't it? I can't wait till my little girl is old enough to enjoy that trip!!!!

    Glad you're back.