Thursday, 29 March 2012
Day One of Disney - The Magic Kingdom
The resort is amazing. Our room is like a little apartment. The kids were so excited. There were all kinds of neat little touches. The kid's let out a squeal when they saw the Mickey head made from towels on the bed.
We began our day on Tueday morning by heading to the food court. I felt pretty spoiled just telling someone what I would like for breakfast. I had nothing to do. No cooking, no cleaning, just ordering.
We decided to find a spot early and watch the Main Street Parade. At least I could find somewhere to sit and rest my feet. It took forever for the parade to get to us. How much more of this could I take? Then the parade started. A funny thing happened when the parade started, my heart got ten times larger. I felt like the Grinch when he discovered Christmas. I looked at my kids. Their little faces were alive with pure joy. I looked over and saw Gracie, she had her hand out to shake hands wit hthe characters as they passed her. She is entering that age soon where she will be too cool to embrace joy. I looked at little Elly perched on her daddy shoulders waving her little hand off to everyone who passed. Riley and Rowan's face's showed that wonder. How could I have been so selfish? So what if it was crowded, this was the Magic Kingdom. I think that it might truly be magic.
After the parade I left my bad attitude on Main Street. I enjoyed myself. I saw the world through my children's eyes, and then cried a little. In the end they are only little for the blink of an eye. They will remember this vacation for the rest of their lives. Every single penny we had to save away for this vacation was worth it.