In case some of you thought I was dead somewhere (hoping, I daresay), I was merely on Spring Break with my family. After fooling my kids into thinking they were going to Prescott, AZ with my mother, with the car packed, we revealed the truth…that we were taking them to Disneyland. As exciting as Prescott is, I’m sure you can imagine, they were thrilled at the change in plans.
Because I’m exhausted, have to work today (already!?), and everything hurts…I’ll just share a quick summary of Le Disney.
1. Nothing looks as smug as the faces of people passing you in the Fast Pass line. Oh, yeah…well, I’ve got a pocket-full of California Screamin’ tickets set to ripen in a 10 minutes…then we’ll see who’s smug.
2. The Indiana Jones ride…has a posted height requirement…but should actually have a support bra requirement. Seriously, it’s like Girls on Trampolines in there. The happiest place on Earth? The security office for that ride, watching the footage.
3. There’s a subtle line between making your children the center of your life, and teaching them that they’re the center of the known universe. Annnnd I saw that line crossed, on the daily.
4. I don’t care how many Mickey-shaped beignets you just ate… Thou shall not joke about cocaine use at Disneyland. Apparently, that joke doesn’t go over well in the Magic Kingdom.
5. I’m probably in the vacation photos of a million strangers, but only 4 of my own. Yes, family from Indiana, that is me, and yes, that was my third churro…don’t fucking judge.
6. My daughter can spot a “famous Vine-r” from 50 paces away, but doesn’t know who Angie Harmon is, when she’s standing 10 feet away. (She’s lovely by the way, and her daughters are insanely beautiful…shocker.)
7. On every ride this happened…
Cast member: “Have a great ride!”
Caolinn: “You, too!”
8. You know those cameras, where they snap a picture of you, mid-ride? After looking like a mental patient in 30 of them, this is what happens.
Now, back to work. Grumble, grumble.