Thursday, June 11, 2009

Withdrawal


We're back, back from the magical world of Disney. I think I'm back, anyway. The washing of ten loads of laundry, the restocking of the fridge and pantry, the vain attempts to get my child back on a schedule all tell me that I am, indeed, back to life, back to reality. But, I'll admit, I don't want to be back.
I hate to sound too cliche, but Disney World truly is one of the most magical places on earth. And when Will was rummaging through my wallet yesterday and he pulled out these magic cards, I really almost cried. These cards unlocked the magic of the Magic Kingdom--they got us: two meals a day; two snacks a day (and I'm talking dreamy cookies, ice cream in the shape of Mickey Mouse, Popsicles, and even frozen raspberry lemonades); admittance into all four parks and, of course, entrance into our hotel room, a hotel equipped with seven pools, one of which had a pirate ship play land for the little tikes. So, maybe you can understand why I cried a little at the sight of those cards. I cried a little because here in upstate NY there are no such things as magic cards that feed us meals, grant us free snacks or provide us with an endless supply of fun and entertainment. No, no such cards here. Only me--cooking meals, washing dishes, vacuuming snack remnants and quickly running out of ways to entertain my energetic toddler. And while I was excited to get back to my own bed (sharing a double bed with Mr. Josh is not fun times) and equally excited for Will to get back to his own bed (sharing a room with the loudest sleeper on earth is also not fun times) I thoroughly miss that magic card and all that went with it. I think I'll go console myself by eating one of the many giant Disney World cookies I brought home with me. That's all the magic we got left here, people.

10 comments:

whitney said...

you make me laugh jessy. sorry you have to get back to reality. :)

jess said...

ugg. jealous. what i wouldn't give for a little magic card every once in awhile.

Jane said...

I miss those magic little cards, too. Mine is now my bookmark. And I think Josh put it perfectly - they were like dining plus, only better!

The Pyper Fam said...

Oh I totally forgot you were going to the happiest place on earth! :) Sorry you had to come back to reality! :)

Cookie, Jason, and Olivia said...

I hate coming home from vacations. Real life is boring!

Emily Christensen said...

Where's the pictures of this magical time? I need to see Will riding the Dumbo ride! We can't wait to see you.

Nikki said...

We just got back from Disneyland and I know exactly how you feel!

The Jimmy Harry Family said...

You just got back and we are getting ready to go. September is our big trip! I am so excited. I'll send happy Disneyland vibes and magical premade dinners with giant cookies. Glad you had fun.

Jeff and Erika Mitchell said...

I always say you need a vacation from your vacation! It's so hard to get back into the routine of things when you get home. But WOW! I am so jealous. I hope we make it there some day and get to have MAGIC CARDS!

Vickie Blanchard said...

another great post. i've never been to DW or had a magic card, but just going to Disneyland for the day makes me feel the same way when I return to reality!