Tuesday, February 2, 2016

"A Disney Experience"

Linda and I really enjoy our four grandsons. When they turn five years old, they get a trip to Disney World.  Bo just turned five years old, so we took him to the Magic Kingdom. No parents. Just Bo with us.

To experience Disney’s genius through the eyes of a five year old is great fun. When the Disney bus picked us up at the Orlando Airport, he laughed out loud at the cartoon’s being played on the bus. The creative meals for children he really enjoyed. He ordered a fruit cup with his baked salmon. Not once did he pursue macaroni and cheese with chicken nuggets. He ate like a champ!

Bo never tired of visiting Big Al at the Country Jamboree and the Pirates of the Caribbean. He laughed out loud at the Philharmagic with Mickey Mouse all in 3D. He rode the carrousel, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, and the Mad Tea Party three times until his grandmother was dizzy!

It rained the whole time we were there, but that never deterred Bo. He walked out of It’s a Small World singing the song, which he had never heard before. He laughed out loud at the birds in the Tiki Room. At 8 p.m. the sky lit up with booming fireworks. To which his response to all the sensory stimulation was thrilling for his old grandfather.

The last day, still raining, we concluded our adventure at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. He had never experienced a coke float. Why not? His mother will never know. He polished it off including the whipped cream on top. Yes, he was kind of hyper for the next couple of hours – and I enjoyed watching it all happen. After he picked out a new Teddy Bear for himself and some gifts for his brother, he was content to head home.

I am thankful for Linda – what a great grandmother. I am thankful for four terrific grandsons. I am also thankful for God’s gift of creativity instilled in Walt Disney. 

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