Saturday, May 16, 2009
(Hubs, The Boy and my MIL. It looks very crowded, but that's just because the main gates JUST opened and everyone was rushing in. Really, it wasn't crowded at all.)
Let me first start my saying that I love Walt Disney World. Love it. I've been there a few times, including with a big crowd of people and being by myself. I love this place.
That said, Disney with a three year old is tough. Disney with a father in law and husband who don't want to be there is near impossible. It was hot (about 93 degrees on the day we went) but most, if not all of the rides are inside with a/c. Plus, it made us take things slower, which was right up to speed for me. The two men just do not like crowds, don't have the child-like wonder that you need to make the parks fun, and were really ready to leave about an hour after we got there.(The Boy cooling me off with his favorite part of Disney- THE FAN!)
My mother in law was great. She watched The Boy while Hubs and I ate (I still need to eat every 2 hours or I get cranky/nauseous), even though it was 11 and she knew that I wouldn't be hungry for lunch when everyone else was eating. My mil packed snacks and water for everyone, paid attention to The Boy's needs, found the stroller rental place, told us when he had had enough, and got us to the boat back to the hotel for family naps. Really, she was wonderful and picked up my (very large) slack.
The Boy holding the map of the park, asking a very large white bird where "It's a Small World" could be found. So not making that up.
After the family nap we returned to the park. We went on a few more rides, ate dinner, and then my MIL asked if we could split up. She and my FIL would take The Boy back to the hotel for bed and we could have an hour in the park by ourselves to shop or go on rides. We meandered through the Main Street shops, bought a nice frame to gift to them as thanks for the trip and then headed to the boat for the return to the hotel. As we're stepping onto the boat I see a boy about The Boy's age. I'm about to say, "Hey, Hubs- doesn't that look just like..." when I notice my inlaws too. They went on another ride while we shopped. Even though we parted ways an hour earlier, somehow we ended up on the same boat. Silly.
So, yeah...Disney. I have a feeling that it's going to be a few years before we go back (sans Hubs and FIL). And even though this trip had it's difficulties and low points, I can't wait for it!