I spent the last three days at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at universal studios Orlando. It has been a magical family vacation so far. My daughter has acquired the full Gryffindor regalia. It has been so much fun watching her bask in the experience. And my husband and son have joined in with us, trying to ride every ride and experience it all. Apparently I get motion sick easily. I am taking a lot of ginger. Ugh.
Do you know they sell beer throughout the park? Really-you could get hammered at universal studios with your family. And sadly, I expect I would have in the past.
Not this trip. No hangover means we get here for the extra early hour before the crowds. I am not sweating, cranky and thirsty. I am having fun. It gives me goosebumps. We are making memories that I will cherish forever. And I hope my hubby and kids will too.
Tomorrow we move on to disneyworld for the next four days. We are staying at the Animal Kingdom. Hopefully we see a giraffe. My sensitive brain is already overwhelmed, but I am all in to see what comes next.
My kids are 9 and 11. As I write this I feel a pang of regret for not making the effort to go on more family vacations…or for ruining some of the past ones with too much booze.
But those days are done. Today is for living and I am doing that-absolutely sober and loving it.
Stillness and peace