Photo from Mount Royal, Frisco, Colorado.

"Children are fascinated by the ordinary and can spend timeless moments watching sunlight play with dust. Their restlessness they learn from you. It is you who are thinking of there when you are here. It is you who thinks of then instead of now. Stop. Let your children become the teachers and you the student" - William Martin

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Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Undeserved Credibility at Disney World


Disney World is a happy place. We returned from there nearly 5 days ago and I'm still in a good mood.

I got a lot closer to the step kids and clearly they had the time of their lives. It got to the point where I felt guilty for getting to take these wonderful children to Disney World. As we ate at The Liberty Tree Tavern, I thought "why do I get to be the 'mom' who takes them here?"

Step son is apparently afraid his dad will start eating his food if he leaves is plate.



Yes, The Bois joined us. He was equally amused by the knives on the table as by the characters. And he screamed through the 3-D movies after he was squirted with water. But overall, he was so well behaved.


And I became a mother of three for five days. This gained me a lot of undeserved credibility. I received a lot of smiling "from one mother to another" comments, etc.

We did our best to prevent stress each morning by holding a meditation session on the bus on the way to that day's theme park. "Imagine you are a fish swimming through the warm sea water... "


SR said everyone on the bus was watching us, which I thought was pretty cool. Maybe they got something out of it, too.

And another stress reducer was running with The Bois in the jogging stroller every morning back and forth on a 2 mile stretch of sidewalk outside our All Star Music Resort. At that time, SR took the kids to breakfast and went swimming at the hotel.

One morning SR was telling the kids how much he would miss them after we move to Denmark (as you may remember, step-daughter won't be living with us until this August) and he started to cry. Step-son asked "Why are you crying Papa?" And SR said "I'm not crying Big Guy" and step-son replied in his monotone German-type accent, "Then why is your face red and why do you have water coming out of your eyes?"

Running Song of the Day: Dayan Yalnizligim by Emre Aydin

5 comments:

olga said...

Never ending challenges...and never ending joys, all in one. Life? Do we want it any other way, really?
One a lighter note, may be you can adopt me too!

Danni said...

I'm so glad you all had such a nice time!!!

Why are you guys moving so far away? Just curious.

Emily Pease said...

That sounds like a wonderful trip! You'll have to give me more details about your move, so I can visit you sometime!

SteveQ said...

Now every time you mention the stepson, I'll hear Henry Kissinger's voice!

Song of the day: "Sleepyhead" by Passion Pit. SR will hate it as much as the Ting Tings.

sea legs girl said...

We're moving so far away because...

1. We can have our dream jobs and work less hours than here.

2. The education is better there.

3. Healthcare is better there.

4. Our kids will be bi or trilingual.

5. Running and bike trails are much more plentiful.

6. SR's whole family is there.

7. I have an excuse to learn another languange.

8. It's much easier to practice international/third world medicine from there.

9. We are morally opposed to Red Bull.

etc.