Thursday, January 28, 2010
DISNEYLAND...WHO WAS THE GROWN-UP?
Hewo! Went to Disneyland yesterday with Em, Jacob, and the kiddos. Fun!!! Wow, Em and Jacob have this trip down to a science. Since they (and I can now include myself in this as my season pass was a Christmas present!!!) have season passes, they go 3-4 times a month. They have a "Disney backpack" that stays packed with the essentials: hand sanitizer, water, wipes, etc. Em packs dinner (they typically go late afternoon to evening), toothbrushes and pajamas. Yes. At the end of the evening, before the kids leave the park, they brush their teeth and when they are in the car, they put on their pajamas because they are asleep "before they hit the 91". Then, they are carried to their beds. What a life. They have a blast at the park, eat, and then wake up in their own beds. I want to be those kids.
Anyway, I had so much fun. There was so much to take in-talk about sensory overload. I was there once about 9 years ago. I took two of the grandchildren (Alex and Emma), and my daughter, Jette, with my late husband, Don. We had a blast there and I have to admit, I cried. I cried at the parade, I cried when I saw the Tinkerbell stuff, I cried when I saw the castle, I cried when I watch Emma geek out over the characters. The usual.
THESE kids are pros. They were showing ME around. They have favorite rides. They know the exact layout of the park. They know how the fastpass thingy works. Five-year-old Mae kept asking ME, "So, Grandma, how did you like that one?" when we got done with a ride or exhibit. The kids were definitely in charge. Clarkie spontaneously danced throughout the park-his happy dance, which involves lots of arm movements and singing. Did I mention there were virtually NO LINE!!! We basically just walked onto and into everything? Jacob warned me not to get spoiled by it, because it wasn't usually like this. I was charmed....the grand kids, the big kids, the castle, the characters, the cleanliness, the kindness, even the car ride home was fun.
I can't wait to take the twins!!! Let's see, they're one...they should be Disney-fied by age 4....yea...3 more years and they'll be ready....of course, they'll have DisneyWorld to play with, but Disneyland will be waiting....
I wanna go back...again and again and again and again.....