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Walt Disney World

The Most Magical Place on Earth

2015-01-26 11.53.18 2 For Christmas, my parents gave us four-day passes to Disney, the most magical place on earth…or every parent’s worst nightmare.

When Jenn and I first moved down here, we bought season passes and would go often for a few hours. We always laughed at parents pulling their kids around the park trying their best to keep it together while making magical memories with their kids who were either sleeping, crying or screaming. Continue reading “The Most Magical Place on Earth”

Good Friday

IMG_20130327_221940Every time I get back home from a work trip it is a good day, but seeing as this past work trip was a particularly successful one and things have been so hectic lately, I was particularly glad to be arriving home a little early on Friday.

DSC_0293I think Jenn was pretty excited for me to get home a little early too. Pap Pap and Grammy are back up north and she was pulling full on solo parenting duty for several days. Now add potty training for Nolin, two kids just getting over being sick, a solo trip with two to Disney’s Animal Kingdom during spring break and you have a mommy who is ready for her own break. Continue reading “Good Friday”

The Art of Playing Dead

In nature, animals are forced to play dead when they are in the midst of a predator in order to protect themselves from becoming the meal du jour.  It is simply a matter of survival.  When sharing a hotel room with a 20-month old child, the same principle comes to play.

Now it may not be a matter of life and death, but it is certainly a matter of survival especially when you want nothing more than to go to bed and not have the hotel staff knock on the door to see what is going on.

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