Sunday, August 10, 2008

Hotel fun with kids.......

We're back! We spent 3 days at Disney with the kids to celebrate the end of summer vacation.. ( actually, the 'celebrate' part was more for Fred and me... Jack and Will are not celebrating this event at all.. ha ha ) We had so much fun... we went to Typhoon Lagoon on Friday and Blizzard Beach today. I am not a waterpark kind of person at all, but it really was a great time!!! However, the most fun we ever have actually occurs in the hotel room itself.... it sounds kind of boring, but my kids ADORE being in hotel rooms. From jumping bed-to-bed, going to the snack machine and the hot tub, this in itself is a theme park!!! Who knew?!? We always get a lot of laughs just watching the kids in the hotel room. Except for one time that stands out in my memory........not a lot of laughing involved here....

When Elisa was about 2 years old, we went to Disney for the weekend with my parents, and we stayed in a nice Sheraton in Orlando. It was perfectly situated... nice restaurants, a pool with a waterslide, a mini-golf course and a Dunkin Donuts nearby. Perfect. After the first fun-filled night, we got up early and Fred told me he'd take the boys to Dunkin Donuts, and he'd be back shortly. So, I took a shower, Elisa watched Dora the Explorer, and I started blow drying my hair. I suddenly heard the hotel room door open, then quickly close. Then no noise whatsoever. Fred couldn't have been back so soon. I realized that Elisa had opened the door and left the hotel room. SO, of course I did what any respectable mother would do.. I went after her... but here's where the 'respectable' part comes into question. I was in my bra and underwear. Only. And once I started out the door and down the hall after her did I realize that AND hear the door click. Only it went like this ..."CLICK!!!"

Fred had the room key, he was on his way to a Dunkin Donuts on a Sunday morning, and I was dressed in MY BRA AND UNDERWEAR locked out of my room with a baby . Needless to say it wasn't a pretty sight. So, I stood in the stairwell with Elisa for 35 long, painfully excruciating minutes .. smiling and nodding kindly to the occasional guest who unfortunately took the stairs instead of the perfectly functioning elevator...

This weekend we had no problems of that kind, but knowing Bella's personality, she'll somehow find a way to embarrass me even more someday... I think she's plotting to do something while I'm actually IN the shower, so I end up in the hallway completely naked. I can tell by the look on her face... she's got in in for me.... :) Of course I'll let you know when it happens!

3 comments:

Scrappin Jenny said...

I am laughing so hard right now. I can totally see you standing in a stairwell in your underwear, ready to die of embarrassment.

What did Fred say when he finally found you? I think Michael would have died laughing if this had been me...which it easily could have. I would have done the same thing you did!

ALF said...

Horray for fellow Florida friends. I couldn't get out of that place fast enough but now I definitely miss it.

noble pig said...

I swear to gawd there are not pictures of this? Ha! I can totally see doing this though. Did he bring you a robe or did you run back to the room in your undies? Hilarious.