Sunday, August 19, 2012

our life falls somewhere between the animal world and wonderland. so let's call that england.

my girls don't understand why they're called chips.  because clearly, they're french fries.  so i've explained a number of times that the english don't live in france.  and then i offer them a taste of a scottish egg to distract them.  

we spent an afternoon over at epcot's united kingdom this weekend.  played in the boxwood hedge maze in the garden.  chatted with alice.  had dinner at rose and crown.  and found the queen on a delightfully aqua tote - which, of course, i purchased.  there's a part of me that wants to be the queen when i grow up.  and then there's the other part of me that just wants to squeeze her and love her and throw her over my shoulder.

it's so fun when i'm there because i'll throw out an english accent now and then.  also.  i actually do that anywhere. lil will ask something like - why do you have to talk like harry potter.  and mad will chime in with something like - why do you know how to speak spanish.  

oh and by the way.  we arrived at epcot via animal kingdom.  our morning there was not as whimsical and dainty as the rest of the day.

that's right, friends.  there are about eight hanitizers on that side of the stroller.  and the poses with the rhino and gorilla are only a couple of reasons why.  they're also a couple of the reasons why i laugh and cry all at the same time.


  1. What do they call Rhinos and Gorillas in England? Especially the parts the girls were standing next to?

    I offend everyone. I am banned from England. Unless I eat a mushroom, shrink and sneak in via your Queenie purse.

    I might need a muse for my comments...

  2. So you've moved?!

    I have no issue w/ 8 hand sanitizers, especially at an amusement park. Makes sense to me.

  3. "Why do you have to talk like harry potter?"...Love that! I could see my husband saying that.

  4. Wait. I didn't know you had this blog. What?

  5. I was going to repeat my last comment and say "I've been there between that...and that other thing", however, this time it doesn't seem quite as appropriate.


  6. I love the queen. So much that I went to London to her Jubilee, and saw her on a boat, and it was neat. But I haven't been to Disneyland in SO MANY YEARS. And I've never even been to Disneyworld. And so I never got the opportunity to buy that tote. Now I've made this comment very sad, when it started out so happy.


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