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Monday, May 2, 2011

Mouse Ears & Expletives

Five years ago we took our first family Disney trip, in the heat of July. Let’s do the math, shall we? That’s a newborn, a three year old, and a five year old, plus two grumpy parents braving the Florida heat during one of Disney’s busiest times of the year. I shouldn’t complain as many people would love to just go to Disney with today’s economy and all, but being as I grew up in Central Florida I should have remembered the heat index, the humidity, and how dang sticky it got there.
Anyhoo…..on the day in question we loaded up in the vehicle for the short trip from the hotel to the Dowtown Disney area for a fun day at the Bibbity Bobbity Botique (a must-visit for any little girl, or little boy for that matter), the Lego Imagination Center, lots of shopping, and eating at the Rainforest Café.  As we drove up to the parking area of the "village" the hubs and I were in a fierce debate on whether DisneyQuest was appropriate for the kids. I said “No way!”,  but he said “Sure!”
For those of you who don’t know what DisneyQuest is it’s an indoor interactive theme park: virtual reality games, and 3D games, make that 5 floors of video games. And somehow this was going to be okay for our newborn, our 3 year old and our 5 year old.
Okay, back to the story, we’re in a debate, with the three kiddos strapped safely into their car seats in the back of the Avalanche. We have come to a full and complete stop in a nice parking spot directly in front of  the Downthown Disney area where there are statues of all the Disney Princesses when our oldest daughter (who has obviously spot the statues and other cool stuff to see) belts out at the top of her lungs “HOLY SH**!”
My husband and I are momentarily speechless before bailing out of the truck so she does not see our reactions. We are so stunned from what she has said that it has taken us off our guard. She has never uttered a profane word that we know of before. We gather our composer and get back in calmly explaining that “Princesses do not use that kind of language and neither should she!”
p.s. DisneyQuest is NOT for little kids. So I win, yet, not really since we did shell out $36.00 per ticket and left within 30 minutes. So who’s the real loser here?