Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Did I leave you hanging?

Okay, people....I'm back.

Back from where, you may ask?

From the "Happiest Place on Earth", of course.

We took the kids to Disneyland on a mini-vacay, courtesy of my BIL who called us out of nowhere and said, "Hey, let's do a family vacation..."

Because everyone knows how much FUN a family vacation is, right? I laughed hysterically for about 10 minutes when Tim told me that his brother thought that vacationing with our family would be "fun".

So we packed our bags, grabbed the kids and headed down to Southern CA.

Not that it actually happened that smoothly....

Let's just say, I was all excited about it until the night before we left, when I began hyperventilating into a brown bag at the very thought of chasing the spawn all over Disney....and then sipping wine directly from the bottle when I could finally catch my breath.

It was a vicious cycle, my friends...let me just tell you that.

I've got lots of blog material stored in my brain that I'd love to share with you all...as soon as the fog in my head clears (and my hangover wears off)...such as:

Memorable Conversations...like this one

BIL: Tim, do you wanna ride the Tower of Terror with me?

Tim: Dude, I LIVE the Tower of Terror. Have you been to my house? Have you met my kids? I think I'll pass.

Also, my Best Tips on how to make a family vacation with your spawn more enjoyable...or, at the very least, more survivable so you can avoid your next reservation being at the Betty Ford Center.

And you better believe some of those tips will include a personal message to those people who choose to vacation at Disneyland WITHOUT KIDS, yet they have the balls to act completely annoyed and horrified when they see a young child having a tantrum....as if.

Until then, I'll leave you with this super adorable picture....



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38 comments:

Merri Ann said...

I can hardly wait to see how this went LOL

You have the best vacation experiences of anyone ...

Tapping my foot waiting ...

Kidding aside ... I hope you had a fun time.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I've never been to Disneyland, but I do think it would be more fun going with kids.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I get the Tower of Terror thing - a client invited me to a "nice to do" not "necessary to keep the business" event tomorrow night and I said, "I have 10-month old twins so will have to pass".

He said with a smile, "it must be crazy at your house"

WHy yes, it is LOL

singedwingangel said...

Lmbo @ your hubby's response... that was too funny

Mimi and Tilly said...

Brilliant! A few years back when I was teaching in Tokyo, the school where I taught organised a trip FOR THE WHOLE SCHOOL to go to Tokyo Disney. I was responsible for a whole class of kids. In Disney. Eating sweets. Being high with excitement. Everyone wanting to go on different rides. Because of that one day I believe I earned every penny I ever made teaching.

Rebecca said...

Fun, fun, fun! Drinky, drinky, drinky! Love it! Please share b/c we're going to the Disney in FL this fall (is that land or world?) and I am a little nervous about it...

Colton's Mommy said...

I was wondering what the heck happened to you!!

Creative Junkie said...

That should be a great post, Helene - I love the stuff that happens to you guys when you go on excursions like this!

The Boob Nazi said...

I need a vacation. sigh

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

So much fun! I love that picture.

Jenny said...

LOL about the Tower of Terror! I'm sure you all had a great time, besides the crazy moments though :)

Twins Squared said...

Awww - I think I'm going to be in Disney withdrawal all summer seeing everyone's pics. I loved our trip there last year - but it was only the big girls!

I know what you mean about people thinking the vacation will be fun and you know the reality of it. We are going to go to the beach probably in a few weeks with EVERYBODY. The little girls have never spent a night away from home b/c I know how horrible it will be. But we're going to give it a try. I'm going to have to get really geared up for it! Can't wait to hear the details of the trip!

Omotee! said...

lol, this is so funny as usual. at least u all had fun!

Annie said...

So much fun, yeah!!! I like the conversation, LOL!

Happy Wednesday!

Angie said...

Oh, goodness, can't believe you took the fam to Disney! My friends have started doing this, and keep telling us we should take the twins, at which point hubby and I look at each other and say, "Hell, no!"

Somehow, Disney with small children does not sound like fun to me. Perhaps when they're over 10 or so. I remember going with my family when I was 14, and that was a great age.

Can't wait to read more about your adventures! LOVE the Tower of Terror comment, btw!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

So...pills or no pills?

Nezzy said...

What a blast for you and the family. I'm just tickled ya'll got to do this together. I can't wait 'till ya start spillin' some of your blog fodder about the trip. I have a feeling it's gonna be good! :o)
BTW: Yep girl, ya left us hangin'!!!

God bless and ya'll have the best day!!!

Buckeroomama said...

Can't wait to hear all about it! :)

Carly said...

It will be fun to hear all the details. I missed reading your blog wile you were gone:)

Kristina P. said...

We went a couple of months ago and had a blast!

Stefenie said...

I can't wait to hear how it all went down! LOL!!!

Crossed Fingers said...

Can't wait to hear the story! Your teasers already have me laughing.

Karen said...

I'm so glad you guys made it home okay!

And I just have to say, now that I've actually met Tim, his quotes are that much funnier!

Eva Gallant said...

I loved the Tower of Terror comment. I had three boys to servive! I hear you!

Kim said...

Sounds like a lot of fun (in the relative, kid-toting sense of the word of course).

I am particularly looking forward to your post about the Disney vacationers who expected starry eyed, tantrum-free children on their precious trip. (Unless they were handing out tranquilizers at the gate, then I guess I could see their point!)

Tylaine said...

Sooo looking forward to hearing more! Bet "the spawn" had a great time (I just love that) and your hubby's response is golden!! Did you really hyperventilate in a paper bag???

HT said...

That is so wonderful and I'm so happy to see you are back. Would love to see the pics of the vacation!

Angela said...

I love Disney. My SIL keeps trying to get us to go with their family next year for spring break. Um, no. Spring break crowds, 20 month old twins. We will go back off season when they are older.

And what's up with all the childless folks in line for Dumbo? Have you seen how long that line gets?

Gisela said...

Can't wait to hear about your trip! We go to WDW next month!

shortmama said...

I cant wait to hear about it and be reminded as to why I havent taken my kids yet

Erin said...

we have not been brave enought yet to attempt a real vacation like this---and we only have half as many kids as you!!!!

The Lane Family said...

The picture is so sweet and perfect, but I am guessing that not everyday and every moment was quite and calm :)

The coversation between your BIL and your husband is hiliarious and I am looking for to more fun stuff!!!

The Mother said...

Adorable photo. Disney with four kids under ten? Not so much.

I will go back to Disneyworld over my cold, dead grave.

Elizabeth said...

Im about to leave on a family holiday (3 familys ...all my inlaws) please send left over wine to me STAT.
Thanks
PS Good to have you back.

Samantha said...

I'm thinking I'll take Bree to Disney World when she's 30...haha...can't wait to hear all about it!

desert dirt diva said...

Hi my name is Vicki< mother of 5...had my last when i was 38 and and god decided twins were in order...lucky old lady me... my oldest is now 27 and my youngest are 9......anyways been to disney with the kids.. had a blast, then went back to disney without the kids and thought the guilt was gonna kill us.....glad you had a great time... we did get over the guilt and had fun....

katie said...

Funny. (of course!) Disneyland is the happiest place on earth...I can't wait to hear all about your happy days!!! :o)

Alicia said...

Oh, you lucky lady!!! I can't wait to read that personal message..LOL!!

I bet the kids had a blast! It's so nice to get away like that!!!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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