Guess Who’s Back?

I did want to write while on vacation, but you know what’s weird?  Disney World does not offer free Wi-Fi in their rooms at the Caribbean Beach Resort.  You can choose to plug into a modem for $10 per day but that just offended me on too many levels.  So we were without Internet for the week, except for the random iPhone communication, and it was strangely peaceful.

Disney Peaceful

This is where we agree to disagree on what is "food".

The trip was, of course, awesome.  I would have had a great time just watching Roan have a blast, but what’s better is that he’s at an age where he feels fearless and will ride any rollercoaster or thrill ride out there.  So we rode on the Aerosmith Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain, Tower of Terror and even toured the Haunted Mansion.  The Mansion is where we coined the phrase, “Scream-Agers” as we had a group of about fifteen teenage girls who were in our group.  You get the idea.  Roan was also smitten with the It’s a Small World ride, which we ended up riding around six times.  Seriously.  Do you know how long the song will be on repeat in my noggin?  I’m thinking of seeing a doctor for it…

Disney TV

As obsessed as he was for the parks, Roan was equally impressed with the Disney Channel on TV.  No, we do not have it at home.  With the added vacation bonus of watching TV in bed and staying up late, this kid could not have been happier.  We swam at the hotel, ate a lot of (actually really awful) food, watched fireworks and soaked up the 70 – 80 degree weather.

I think it was exactly what my friends and family intended for us to experience.  Roan and Anson proved to be perfectly compatible in play-style and couldn’t get enough of the carnival games, shooting galleries and swinging on hammocks.  Roan also got to spend the collection of cash he’s been saving, and kept insisting on using his money to pay for our meals.  Until his money ran out and then he asked me to pay him back.  I owe him anyway, after repeatedly pilfering his cash over the past few years for random tips for the grocery guy, the laundry guy, take-out, and the occasional assist to the Tooth Fairy.  Roan was able to buy almost everything he wanted, including some truly hideous harlequin looking jester magnets made of porcelain and satin which at 4 for $10 were way too tempting for him to pass up.  The heart wants what the heart wants.  And it seemed appropriate in a Florida vacation kind of way.

Disney Punk(s)

11 thoughts on “Guess Who’s Back?

  1. so glad you guys had a rockin good time. welcome back to yo,yo, yo brooklyn where the temps are chilly but the hearts are warm.

  2. I was starting to think you got stuck on “It’s a Small World” . Glad you were able to enjoy yourself.

  3. Welcome home to the reality of FAMILY. Those in NY are really appreciating you. Me too. And we are all delighted that it was all you hoped for. Tooo often the anticipation exceeds the event. Happy that was not the case for you.
    Love you, kido

  4. Welcome back! Glad you had a good time.

    But is it just me, or is anyone else getting an inexplicable urge to post a generic affable comment under a name reflecting a geographic commercial specialty?

    I think I may have to change my name to Flatbush Amateur Taxidermy.

    It has a certain ring to it.

    Anyway, welcome back from someone who recalls the It’s A Small World ride from someone who got that It’s A Small World song stuck in their head at the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens and is still trying to get it out.

    Let me know if you find a support group to help with that.

  5. Yeesh, I shouldn’t try to operate machinery after a certain point in the evening. My comment above is part gibberish.

    All I meant was I rode the It’s A Small World ride at the ’64 World’s Fair when I was a kid and boy it can take forever to get that dang chirping song out of your head.

    But my condition might be exacerbated by my general empty headedness.

  6. Disney is a place the you love to hate, but once thier it is nice to see your child have a blast and your inner kid come out. We purposly leave the phone off and the computer at home when we go.

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