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Darla Stories - Disney Edition

Really and truly I tried not to embarrass any members of my family on our Disney vacation. Things went along pretty well, all things considered, until the very last night.

And I promise, I thought they said “Children, bring your parents.”

Rumor has it they said, “Parents, bring your children.”

And then I think they meant for you to drop them off.

I missed that part.

Which may explain why I was the only parent in the hula demonstration lesson/performance at the O’hana Restaurant at the Polynesian Resort on the last night of our vacation.

In my defense, there was a man next to me. When I pointed this out to Bill he said…“yes, but did you notice he was carrying a baby?”


Now I did see Bill and Caroline DYING laughing on the side while Savannah and I did, what in my opinion was one rockin’ hula dance… and it did cross my mind towards the end of the show that all I could see were the tops of the other dancers heads (by the end the baby carrying guy was nowhere to be seen), but I didn’t think that much about it. As you can see by this picture I was concentrating very intently on the lesson the guy in the Hawaiian shirt was giving.

But, for my extraordinary efforts, they gave me a floral lei and the whole restaurant clapped.

Thank you…Thankyouverymuch.

Comments: #

Deanne - May 5, 2009

You are too much! But you got some good exercise, right?

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend - May 0, 2009

Just blog hopping tonight and enjoyed reading your blog…I am posting on our Disney trip so hope you will stop by. Also, the June giveaway starts today…all comments left in June will be in the drawing for the “June Card Box”! You will have to go down a few posts to read about the monthly giveaway.

Beth - Jun 1, 2009

That’s such a great Darla story!!! OK, I’ve been meaning to tell you my “Darla story” for a few days. Here’s the perfect opportunity… One of the pipes under my sidewalk broke (OK-I have to tell you my neighbor called it in thinking it was her. I just walked over the sprouting water on my way home from taking Ben to school and all I thought was, “huh”). My neighbor called me from work telling me that when the city water-guy got there, to go check it out because she was stressing about how much it was going to cost her. (He, actually, came to my door to tell me it was my problem, not hers.) Anyway, he was out there working for several hours in the 100+ degree heat. My water had been out for the whole time, which was not a great time as Alyssa apparently had a bladder infection and needed to use the bathroom every 5-10 minutes, so I was well aware that I had no water. After I went to pick up Lauren and her friend from school, the poor guy was drenched with sweat. I felt so sorry for him so what did I do? I OFFERED HIM A GLASS OF WATER!!!!! HAAAA! As soon as I offered, I realized what I had done and busted out laughing at myself. He laughed too although I truly believe he was laughing at me rather than with me. As I was walking back inside, chuckling to myself, I thought, “What a Darla story!” Got to remember to tell her! :)