~ One: Find a new perspective ~
Sometimes you have to put on those 3-D glasses to really get the full effect of what's going on. We saw two different 3-D shows, and the Bug's Life one was so entertaining. Who would have thought bug spit could be so funny?
~ Two: Learn from others ~
Sure, it's not entirely practical to act like a flamingo all day, but it can be quite entertaining. Beyond flamingos, I can watch and learn from others.
~ Three: Make new friends ~
I had the amazing opportunity to meet up with blog friend Megan. She hung out with us on Thursday, and convinced me to go on the teacup ride. I definitely would not have gone if not for her, but she made a persuasive case and Sydney was happy to have someone else on the ride help her spin the cup in circles. Jason was also happy to have someone wait in line with him for Space Mountain (I like roller-coasters, but stayed with Syd). It was very cool to spend the day with you, Megan. Thanks for meeting up with us!
~ Four: Read interesting stories ~
Hands down, in 2008 I read more non-fiction than in all my life combined. I just was drawn to it, and fiction didn't appeal to me at all (for whatever reason). But Belle reminded me during her story-time, that there is a lot of fiction out there that I'm sure I'd enjoy. I just need to get back in the habit of it. (BTW: Belle's Story-time is a great opportunity to get your picture with Belle, and the line is much shorter than it is for the other character photo ops.)
~ Five: I'll never outgrow hugs and kisses ~
Alternate lesson: I still think it's cool to meet Minnie Mouse. Totally worth the 45 minute wait.
~ Six: Hum my worries away ~
Beyond helping shape foreign policy, Winnie the Pooh's gentle humor and consistent good nature never go out of style. I think I managed to see ole Pooh Bear in all four of the Disney Parades we watched, and was tickled to see him every time. Plus, playing in Pooh's Playground was a highlight for Syd: lots of running around, crawling through tunnels, "fireflies" in the sky, and hooray! no line to get in. Just wander in and play to your heart's content.
~ Seven: Don't forget to ask for help ~
Fairy godmothers may not be too common, but fairy friendships are always floating around, waiting for you.
~ Eight: It really would take magic to keep the house as clean as I want ~
We got our money's worth for these brooms: a float broke down in front of us, and the brooms kept us entertained as Disney Staff scrambled to restore the parade back to its magical self. If only I could have brought one home to keep on hand.
~ Nine: Sometimes all it takes is faith, trust, and pixie dust ~
Jolly work, these little wands do. Even though we didn't get to meet Cinderella personally, Sydney waved her wand just as Cinderella's parade float passed by, and in return, Cinderella waved at Sydney and blew her a kiss. Best moment I didn't catch on camera.
~ Ten: Celebrate everything ~
The best fireworks show I've ever seen? The one at Magic Kingdom. The narration, the music, the timing of the fireworks...wow. It was...just...wow. Definitely the best way to end our vacation, and one we won't soon forget. In fact, with just the right amount of fairy dust, we might be returning this summer.
And to that I say, zippidy doo dah.