Two weeks ago today, we were in Orlando and recovering from our first day at Magic Kingdom. We hadn't originally planned to spend the kids' spring break at Disney, but our previous plans fell through. So, we decided to brave the Florida heat and spring break crowds for a piece of the mouse action.
I have never, NEVER, seen so many strollers in all my life. Never. Not even from past trips to Disney with just me and the Ty-man do I remember so many strollers. They could have changed Disney World's name to Stroller World and it would have been entirely appropriate. The heat was bearable and I only melted down twice that first day (once on the Small World ride which, I thought, was called for) and the kids melted down five, carry the two, divide by six... about twice each. So, all in all, it was pretty decent.
My most intense memory of the week, though, was the day we trekked over to Epcot. We happened upon Pixie Hollow and while the Ty-man held a place in line FOR AN HOUR (the man is a trooper) to meet Tinkerbell, I took the kids over to meet Vidia and Rosetta. I figured I would usher the kids over, step away, and take some gorgeous pictures of my sweet babies and the cute fairies.
Um, not so much.
J-man instead tried to re-insert himself into the womb (Shy, much?) and refused to even show his face to the two gracious ladies standing in the heat in ridiculous get-ups. I stood there, uncomfortably, trying to allow my other two kids to have a Disney experience without Mama in the middle. Meanwhile Vidia and Rosetta (probably named Prudence and Bunny IRL) were carrying on the most interesting of conversations about flying and fairy races while my youngest attempted to reverse the birthing process.
Let's just all say Thank God for Disney PhotoPass!
That's as far away from my girlie bits as the J-man got. Meanwhile, that look on my face? It says (between clenched teeth) O.M.G. Get me outta this frakking picture. NOW!
Thankfully, after being completely intimidated by Vidia and Rosetta, J-man figured it out with Tinkerbell. I mean, HELLO!, who wouldn't smile like that when confronted with the cutest fairy in all of Pixie Hollow?