Yes, indeed I am back.
Where was I?
At the Happiest Place on Earth, of course!
It was just what the doctor ordered for bringing the fun and joy back into my life.
The Happiest Place on Earth!
And today I was back to reality. Back to work. And you know what? They missed me! Each and every one of my 40 little friends actually missed me. (Okay, really it was only 38, since 2 were out sick today, but I will assume those two missed me also.) I was the happy recipient of hugs, conversation, and the “I can’t believe you’re finally back” grins and stares. It is very rewarding for my teacher ego. A pat on the back, I guess you could say. Everything went well while I was gone, which is terrific, but it feels good to be welcomed back with open arms. Bless those little preschoolers. I missed them too!
I spent yesterday unpacking, grocery shopping, and trying to bring general order back into my life. My children went back to school, but they weren’t so keen on the idea. My son is going through some heavy Disney withdrawl, which includes missing the presence of Grandma, Grandpa and his youngest cousin. The “Disney Crash”, as I like to call it, is a harsh wake-up call back to reality. My daughter has done fairly well with it, but that is because she’s back into her social network, the place that most people might refer to as school.
We spent 6 days and 6 nights in Disney bliss. And yes, we went to the parks each of those 6 days! I rode roller coasters, fast rides, slow rides, and rides in between. I rode myself into vertigo. Seriously. My ears are screwed up. The airplane rides didn’t help with that either. But I just love rides. Lots and lots of rides.
Space Mountain and a full moon. Perfection.
The company was pleasant, and included my younger sister, her hubby and of course their son, my brother-in-law’s nephew, my youngest sister, and of course my folks who were the generous host and hostess of this family oriented vacation. We came away still liking each other, and most importantly, still speaking to one another. Thanks Mom and Dad. We had a blast!
Hey, hey, the gang is all here!
The food was awesome. It is a good thing that you have to walk your feet off there. Otherwise my pants would not have fit upon my return to reality.
The weather was warm, bordering on hot and humid too. However, I did not care. I was in Disney World! It doesn’t get much better than that.
Yes, I know, some people despise Disney because they think it is too big, too crowded, or too expensive. But they can’t burst my bubble. I love Disney. I’ve been there 6 times. My folks have been there 29 times. I don’t know how many times my younger sisters have been there. My youngest sister actually worked there while she was in college. So you’re looking at some hard-core Disney people. Negativity will not be accepted here.
Sure, I got hot, I got tired, I got cranky and so did the family. But then someone smiles at you and tells you to “Have a magical evening, and thank you for your business.” My crankiness just disappears. Sometimes, I wish real life was like that.
So while I could go on and on and on about my wonderful vacation, I’ll stop there.
I think it is good to be home.