Friday, September 17, 2010

Day 230: Forever Young

Today we went back to the Happiest Place on Earth. As HH said later, it kind of sucks the happiness right out of you.

But that's not very joyful. And that only happens after a really long day at the end of a really long week.

When I was younger and we went to amusement or theme parks, my mom would always sit out on any ride even remotely fast or scary. Basically, anything fun. I always thought that was weird. Then I had Sweet P and when she was a little over a year, I took her on a carousel. And I could NOT wait to get off the second it began spinning. I felt so sick. And so, I thought that not being able to handle fun rides must be a natural side effect to having kids and growing up.

Fast forward to Disney's California Adventure today. I rode the Screamin' something or other and the Tower of Terror AND the rocking ferris wheel. And I LOVED it! Woohoo! I'm not a fuddy dud (no offense, Mom--you still rock). So, discovering that not only can I still handle these rides, but that I still love them was today's Joyful Moment. And a little confession--we even took Little M on the Tower of Terror (Sweet P would have nothing to do with it) and looking down and seeing his huge grin as we dropped through the air was a fun Joyful Moment as well.

Wishing you all youthful Joyful Moments!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Do you remember when we went to 6 flags or Disneyland and you kids forced me to do that ride that petrified me? And I loved it so much that I did it again? And then tried other rides I'd been afraid of? Nice to find out we get over things...

My joy today - my baby sister is engaged to a great guy! After a year of tough times, she has a lot to look forward to. I'm so happy for them!