Thursday, March 6, 2008

Disneyland Anticipation

Alice's "Disneyland" The Livermore Public Library

I know, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted and I have lots of excuses…but I don’t want to bore you because I have something much more exciting to talk about: Disneyland. We go to Disneyland once a year and, of course—as with Christmas, the anticipation of the trip is almost as good as the trip itself. I am particularly excited this year because we have one child who will CRAP her pants. And, as many of you who read my blog know, this is no joke. She really will crap her pants at some point (we’re still working on that aspect of potty training). All literal allegations of that sentence aside, and she really is going to FREAK out. Alice or “Alice in Whineyland,” as we lovingly refer to her is at that stage where she believes everything she sees and will absolutely believe that the princesses stationed at Disneyland are the ACTUAL princesses. This will be awesome to watch…so if you’re coming with us, hitch yourself to the Alice wagon.

This trip will also be funny because, up till now, Alice (not remembering the trip last year) actually believes that the Library is Disneyland. No kidding. Every time we drive by or go to the library, she’s like: “There’s Disneyland.” Wow. She’ll be in for a real treat when she sees that the Disneyland is not the Livermore Library (which, in and of itself is a wonderful place) but an actual theme park with castles and rides.

So, even though I just took an enormous blog vacation…I’m taking another. It will be worth it this time, though, because I’ll have this amazingly long and boring travel narrative to get through…and, of course, delightful photos of my darling, intelligent, and extremely well-behaved children. And gosh darn it, I’m going to say to my whiney tired brood, screaming in complete exasperation, as I’ve heard so many parents at Disneyland repeat: “You’re going to have fun, whether you like it or not.”

3 comments:

sadie said...

So does that mean I'm off the hook as "Cinderella" next week? I guess you can always get potty training advice from the Disneyland princesses. You'd think they'd be trained in that sort of thing.

daisy said...

Seemed like last time Alice was at the real Disneyland she had a little constipation problem.....so maybe you won't have to worry about poo in any panties this time around.

Marty, Reader of Books said...

Worth the wait, Em. The only problem is that I crapped my pants when I saw that you had posted.

Maybe Alice and I should hang out at Disneyland.