Disney

A Very Big Adventure

May 23, 2013

Emilia and I are on a grand adventure. Most Disney-related adventures are grand – most of everyday Disney is grand, which is part of what makes it Disney – but this one is particularly special. In part because it’s part of a very cool Disney event (an event that crosses worlds and lands and time zones and the human/monster divide), but also because it’s us time. It’s me, and it’s her, and it’s us together, and we’ve had too little of that in recent months.

Also, there are going to be monsters. (Not yet. Soon. There will be a post entitled ‘The Monster At The End Of This Adventure’, and it will be awesome.) But for today, it’s us.

And that’s pretty special.

(The broad strokes on what’s to come: we are at Disney World now, and tomorrow morning we will start the day at the Magic Kingdom, here, and then finish the day at Disneyland, waaaaaay over there. One day, two coasts, three parks. 24 HOURS OF MAGIC.)

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Make A Wish

May 1, 2012

Make a wish, and let… it… go. (Way, way up, to soar and soar and soar and dance and touch and kiss the clouds.) (This is how we navigated, with our children, the sometimes difficult truth that balloons – and especially Disney balloons, which cannot be transported home on airplanes to live out their natural [...]

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Waltzing Into Tomorrowland

November 14, 2011

I love Disney. I’ve been pretty outspoken about this. I love the parks, I love the movies, I love their pirates, I love – yes – their princesses (especially Emilia’s interpretations of them, because, really, wouldn’t Snow White been more awesome – and had a better run through the dark woods – if she’d worn [...]

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Wishology

April 11, 2011

We spent a lot of time, last week, talking about science. Which is maybe not what you would expect children to talk about during a week at Disney World, but there it is. Much of the initial discussion was provoked, of course, by Emilia’s very interesting hypothesis concerning the function and character of wishes in [...]

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City Of Cousinly Love

April 8, 2011

Well, theme park of cousinly love. Same-same.

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Angels With Dirty Faces

March 10, 2010

Shiny, happy, smudgy-faced baby, all jacked up on Disney’s Animal Kingdom safari. Kinda hard to be angsty and sad, looking at that face. This is, I suppose, the function and purpose of angels. *More shiny happy faces can be found over at Happy Face Central. **And also here, where maple syrup and skateboards collided to [...]

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Princesses Never Give Up, Until They Totally Do

March 9, 2010

This past weekend was a weekend filled with tremendous, heart-busting joy. It was also one of the most personally disappointing weekends of my entire life. My head is spinning a little from the existential contradiction that this represents. I took the brood to Disney World, and one of the objectives of the trip was, of [...]

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How Have I Been Bad Or Good? Let Me Count The Ways…

December 18, 2009

This was the week that I let my Bad Mother flag really fly, I think. I mean, sure, I have, in the past, covered such established bad ground as spanking my preschooler and nursing another woman’s child and dressing my kid up as a Droog, but that ground is pretty well-trodden – doesn’t everybody use [...]

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