Today is fall break, vacation day number one for me. So, naturally spent it doing something fun and relaxing for me right – no wrong. I braved the crowds at Universal Islands of Adventure with thousands of others and spent a pretty penny doing it for two things: so my daughters could see Hogwarts and buy wands and so my son could see the real Captain America and Spider Man.
Mission Accomplished on both goals.
Now, I have caught a lot of flack about Harry Potter and our Christian beliefs but I grew up reading about Dracula, Snow White and her evil Dysfunctional Spell-casting stepmom trying to kill her, and a few other not so Christian fairy tales and I turned out to have very strong religious beliefs in God. So, you’ll just have to trust me to let the girls have their flights of fancy when it comes to reading fiction. So, long story way over stated, we spent a lot of time in Harry Potter land and had a great time.
The only draw back, the ride in the castle was a little too real for Brie, and for me. I can rock out any coaster you want to ride, but that motion simulator stuff where I have no horizon to focus on nearly made me hurl my toes up and it left Brie screaming for a good ten minutes.
Now, off to the super hero part of the story. Cord loves super heroes. He wants to be Captain America when he grows up. And call me silly, but I don’t think that is a bad role model.
He never lied, cursed, left a man behind if he could help it, stood up for his friends, stood by his girl, and did not look half bad either. Being somewhat scattered, when Captain America showed up, I did not have anything for him to autograph for Cord – so we made do and got his shirt signed instead.
But, the only drawback to my whole day, was the rude lady that cut in front of me when we had to go through security. See, when I travel with my family that means my Mom goes too. So, I am juggling three kids aged 9,7, and 4 (and the 7 year old has just had her appendix out three days ago this trip) my husband, and my Mom who is crippled due to severe degenerating bone death in her right leg and ankle. Her right leg is 2 inches shorter than her left. So, for long walking trips she uses a motorized scooter. So, while I am trying to get throughout security this woman cuts in front of me. I ask her what she was doing, pointing out that the back of the line was much further back, and she just kept going. Refusing to admit the entire time that she was in the wrong. She got away with cutting line in front of fifty or so people, and pushed me out of the way to do it.
I hope that whoever she was and where ever she went today, she ended up having a bad luck.
I hope that somewhere she learns some manners. Because she obviously does not have any now.