October 14th, 2010

mouse!

The cute kind, you know, black with the ears?

We're going a little later this year. I've had the flight and rooms and ADRs for months, but am only now poking around to look at ride closures. I've been fearing the prospect of ToonTown being completely closed for the Fantasyland expansion, but it looks like it isn't. Pooh's Playful Spot is already closed (along with Scuttle's Landing and so forth), but I don't think I care that much. It looks like the teacups and Winnie the Pooh will be closed for renovations while we are there, which is a slight bummer. Both kids like spinning rides, and Winnie the Pooh is awesomely cute. In good news, it looks like the Barnstormer is still open.

We have four park days, so there's always the possibility of going to a park other than MK. OTOH, we're going at a dead time of year, and there's only one EMH day at MK; it is very tempting to just eat breakfast and go to the park when it opens (at the gloriously late hour of 9 a.m.) every day and know that the kids will have a grand time with minimal omg something new. Again.

_Ten in the Bed_, Penny Dale

http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Bed-Penny-Dale/dp/0763615757

This is a board book version of the song. I kind of like board book versions of songs I don't mind singing over again; it's marginally more entertaining for everyone than me re-reading a book where I don't have a tune to go with it.

A. likes it, but the other day, for reasons that now escape me, I started singing the third line of each verse ("So they all rolled over and -stuffed creature X- rolled out") really, really, really fast. A. started laughing and, quite literally, didn't stop. I'd finish it, she'd hand it back to me to read again, and just kept laughing.

I have no idea why this was so funny to her. I mean, it is a little funny. But wow.