A Little Vacation…

I am going to Disney World. 2015-03-07 08.51.36


I don’t know if I’m frightened or so excited I’m going to bounce out of my sneakers. I DO know my 6 year old boy-child can barely contain his joy and excitement!

It’s been about, oh, 20 years since I’ve been to Disney World, and I don’t remember a thing except it was hot, Space Mountain was scary (I was still sleeping with a nightlight back then), and I walked about 2000 miles in a week. Oh, and it was fun. Even though I was a tweenager and thought I was too cool for anything family related, I remember it was such fun. Overwhelmingly fun! I couldn’t hold onto my tweenager angst in the face of Mickey and his friends.

What is it about Disney World that brings out the kid in us? Because I feel like a kid. A slightly nervous kid, though. This time I’m not just following my parents around, I’m planning it. It’s my job to make this THE trip of my child’s 6 year old life, with all the joy and fun I can find for him. Magic Kingdom? Check. Animal Kingdom? Check. Water park tickets? Check. Rented house with a swimming pool? Check.

But how do I know where to go and what rides he will like best? How do I know if we missed something important, or if I made a mistake in my (months, and months, and months) of planning? What if we get there and realize I bought the wrong tickets or the park is so busy we can’t do what we want the day we’re there? What if, what if, what if…

I decided to let all of those worries go. This is a vacation. A big one, to be sure, but it’s meant to be fun. And now I’m so darn excited I can’t wait for tomorrow morning! We’re going to Disney World. The place where all childhood dreams come true. Where adult dreams come true. No worries allowed!

Wish me luck! I have an 18 hour drive with a 6 year old ahead of me…

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Despite being a native Michigander, Alyssa Alexander is pretty certain she belongs somewhere sunny. And tropical. Where drinks are served with little paper umbrellas. But until she moves to those white sandy beaches, she survives the cold Michigan winters by penning romance novels that always include a bit of adventure. She lives with her own set of heroes, aka an ever-patient husband who doesn’t mind using a laundry basket for a closet, and a small boy who wears a knight in a shining armor costume for such tasks as scrubbing potatoes. Alyssa’s debut release, THE SMUGGLER WORE SILK, was awarded 4.5 Stars and Top Pick, nominated for 2014 Best First Historical by the Romantic Times and Best First Book in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest. Her second book, IN BED WITH A SPY, released in December 2014 from Berkley, and received a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly and 4.5 Stars and Top Pick from Romantic times. She has been called a “talented newcomer” and “a rising star you won’t want to miss.” You can find Alyssa at all the usual places! Please stop by and say hello! And you can always reach her by email at alyssa@alyssa-alexander.com.

13 Responses

  1. Ki Pha

    Wowzzers! Everyone I know seems to be heading that way this week, my own family included. Well okay, not me of course but still, everyone else I know is heading to Florida to vacation and run about at Disney. It’s too hot and humid there for my tastes so I’ll just be chilling here in the cooler weather.

    Oh but I wouldn’t mind chilling at that rented pool house! Now that would be fun.

    Anyways, be safe during the long 18 hour drive with a 6 year old. And Enjoy your time and come back with a happy 6 year old for another18 hour drive home. =)

    • Alyssa Alexander

      Yeah, that 18 hour trip has me reaching deep into my mom bag for every trick I can think of! Audio books being first up!

  2. Barbara Monajem

    Have a great time, Alyssa. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

    • Alyssa Alexander

      Ooo, good one. I’ll have to buy some, mine is all from last year!

  3. ginaconkle2013

    Have fun!! Next, we’ll need a post with pictures of you and Mickey.