It’s a Small World after all….

Posted on | March 8, 2010 | 7 Comments

Where’s the Mouse?

The Law Momma clan trekked down to lovely Orlando this past weekend for the Disney Princess Half-Marathon. You may remember that I decided, while pregnant, to register for a half-marathon six months after J’s due date. You may also remember that I am an idiot.

Needless to say, I did not run a half-marathon yesterday. I did, however, go to Orlando and visit with some old friends and it was worth every penny wasted on registration! First, we got to the hotel and it was like they read my mind. We checked in after our 7 hour drive and the front desk clerk smiles and says “Would you like a glass of champagne? It’s complimentary.” I couldn’t say yes fast enough. I was a little peeved at Husband for turning it down because, hello? I could drink two glasses, but one was still pretty sweet. Is it wrong that I just love hotels? I wish I could live in one like Eloise. I *need* room service like some people need crack. But I digress. Back to our trip. I used to live down there so we were fortunate enough to have my old roommate get us into Epcot Center for free.

Oh. My. God. Before I delve into how awesome it was to watch J’s little face on Journey Into Imagination, I have to tell you that Walt Disney World should be renamed Nursing Mom Utopia. Was I the only person not aware that the Mouse loves breastfeeding Mommas??? Every park has an area called “Child Services.” In that area, there are sweet little old ladies working who ooh and ahh over your baby like they’ve never seen one before. You walk in to this little slice of heaven and there are toys and baby clothes and four giant changing tables that are cushioned on all sides. Grandma Cast Member comes over and puts down a pad for you so it’s nice and clean for your little one. And then, when you lean in and say “I need to breastfeed?” She escorts you to a magical door. Across the front it says “Nursing Mothers Only.” And when the door swings open and I walked in, I wanted to turn around and hug her. I was expecting a generic room with benches or something for women to line up like cattle and attach their babies like hoses. Nope. The Mouse loves Mommas. The lighting is dim, there are lovely pictures on the walls. Soft music is playing. And there are rocking chairs. ROCKING CHAIRS! Four large rocking chairs and little tables for your things. And to top it all off, I was the only one in there! I didn’t want to leave. Who knew there was a place like that smack in the middle of Disney! I was all worried about whipping out my boob and scaring the mice and instead, I’m rocking J in Grandma’s house. The only thing missing was a plate of warm cookies. (Disney, if you’re reading, Cookies. Just a suggestion.)

Is it sad that that was the highlight of my trip? Probably. But it was. A close second was watching J light up on the Epcot ride. I used to love Figment when I was a kid and then they closed down the ride. I don’t know when they got it up and running again, but it was so great to share it with J even when he’s too small to appreciate it. We call him “Thumper” these days because whenever he’s excited he thumps his right leg up and down. I have a bruise from his excitement on the ride… that’s how much he loved it.

Over all it was a good trip. The drive down took … forever. The drive back took… forever. But as a plus, thanks to my handy-dandy Droid phone we were able to look up directions to the Tijuana Flats in Gainesville, Florida. Dear Lord, thank you for Brian Wheeler and his magical burritos. I forgot how much I love them. If you haven’t been to a Flats and there’s one nearby… do yourself a favor and go. Get a burrito. Tell ’em I sent you and to “make it wet” with red sauce. Then die a little when you have the first bite.

That was my weekend…. Mice, Burritos, Nursing Utopia and loooooooong car rides. Hope you all had a great weekend, too, and that you’re enjoying the new site. The amazing Bailey Touchton (Check her out here) did a fantastic job. I’m scared now that my posts aren’t professional enough for my site!


7 Responses to “It’s a Small World after all….”

  1. Rebekah
    March 8th, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    OK, it's 10am and now I want a burrito. I hope you're proud of yourself! Love the new layout!

  2. Diana
    March 8th, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    I must now go to Disney. You actually made it sound a little like what I think heaven will be like – sans giant mice.
    I also love hotels. For some reason DH is "eh" about them – I can't even fathom this. They make your bed, you can have a fresh towel everyday, I don't have to skip breakfast because I hate cleaning up a mess that early… What's not to love?
    I'm glad you had a great time.

  3. Diana
    March 8th, 2010 @ 4:26 pm

    And I voted. 🙂

  4. Cybil
    March 8th, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

    What a great weekend! I love hotels too! Glad you all made it back safe and sound.

  5. Ali
    March 8th, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

    I have heard that about Disney, it really is the most magical place on earth!

  6. Denise
    March 9th, 2010 @ 2:55 am

    Love your new design! A great post. Champagne at check-in…my kind of joint.

  7. HarmSkills
    March 12th, 2010 @ 9:42 am

    wow, we missed the nursing rooms at Disney, but had a great time with my 10 month old as well. Just found your blog… I'm going back to FL in April and will have to check out Tijuana Flats, Seen it by my parents winter house, but didnt know if it was any good.

    harmskills @

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