Thursday, March 15, 2012

Overheard at Disneyworld

Our second annual trip to DisneyWorld with Audrey's BFF Grace Anne, her mother Aimee, and Grace Anne's Pawpaw and Meemaw was another resounding success.

For the second year in a row, we got to hear the following conversation ad nauseum:

Grace Anne: "Audrey, stop copying me! Be your own person! Why do you keep copying me?"

Audrey: "Because it's fun!"

Also, there was Audrey asking each of us about eleventy billion times apiece if we could do a cartwheel. Over the course of the week, there was a sum total of about 8 other conversations that were not the above. Although even a few of those were variations on the theme.



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Creepy guy going from table to table making balloon animals: "Grace Anne, are you married?"

Grace Anne: "I don't know. Mom, am I married?"
Aimee: "No, you are not married."
Audrey: "I'll marry you Grace Anne!"

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Grace Anne continuously trying to interrupt the adult conversation to get her mother's attention as if her hair was on fire: "Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom!"
Aimee: "WHAT Grace Anne?"
Grace Anne: "Have you ever eaten rainbows?"

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After a long day at the park, Audrey was completely wiped, but this didn't keep her from parroting Grace Anne one last time even though she wasn't even present to hear it so that she could launch into the desired "who's on first?" scripted routine. Grace Anne was in the living room playing with her DSi and yelled "OH!" To which Audrey whisper-echoed "oh" as she was drifting off to sleep.

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Audrey: "Aimee, can you do a cartwheel?"
Aimee: "No, I can't do a cartwheel! You know who can do good cartwheels is..."
Audrey: "Julie Andrews?"

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After dragging Audrey to see Country Bear Jamboree by myself because everyone else wisely begged off as the show is so painfully corny, unfunny, moldy and tired that even Audrey was crying for mercy:

Audrey: "It is over yet?"
Me: "Just a few more minutes. Look! Look there! What's that coming down from the ceiling?"
Audrey: "Uh, I dunno. A bear?"

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Grace Anne: "Audrey, why do you always copy me?"
Audrey: "I don't know."
Grace Anne: "You're supposed to say 'because it's fun'".

26 comments:

  1. Regarding eating rainbows, perhaps a reference to Skittles? ("taste the rainbow...")

    Anyway, it is fantastic to see that I am not the only one involved in these conversations. I often feel like I am on Candid Camera!

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    1. I like your interpretation of the rainbow quote better than Big Daddy's, who assumed it was a reference to dropping acid.

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  2. Uh, I dunno, a bear? That cracked me up. Sounds like a great trip! One of these years I hope for a good trip to Disney, which doesn't end in K pretty being a walking meltdown.

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    1. You gotta meet up with us next year! Audrey is meltdown free until the end when she realizes it's coming to an end. She is still not over it and saying every day that she wants to go back.

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    2. K would be jumping up and down, ready to get to the airport and fly home. HA! Does Disney have WiFi? Because then she could just wander the park with the ipad watching Netflix and be happy as a clam ; ) I have been trying to get her to want to go back...I really think our trip would be way better without my mother there, too...ha.

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  3. I actually have eaten rainbows. It was a grateful dead show and it was awesome. I think. I can't remember.

    I wanna come next year

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    1. You so need to be there. It's even better on rainbows.

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  4. how I adore Audrey
    Grace ann rocks as well
    This was priceless " To which Audrey whisper-echoed "oh"

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    1. It was so cute...there was no Grace Anne word un-echo'd the entire trip.

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  5. this was awesome. I have missed your posts! I needed this tonight. thank you!

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    1. I'm glad someone has missed them! Thanks Erica!

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  6. I have missed your posts, too! I've been the stalker checking every day for a new post. I'm not on Facebook and I miss your stories and Audrey's cuteness!

    Loved the Disney conversations! Grace Anne and Audrey are the best!

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  7. uh. . . I dunno. . . a bear?

    LOVE IT.

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  8. Despite my complete inability to move from my mobility scooter to the restroom without the assistance of a cast of Disney characters, I was asked the "cartwheel" question at least a dozen times. I did better explaning what rainbows taste like.

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    1. So I'm taking this as tacit approval to post pictures of you in your rented mobility scooter.

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  9. Can't wait to drag my kids to Disney.

    I might need to eat a rainbow to get me through the flight though. They're like Xanax right??

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    1. I dunno...you have to ask Big Daddy.

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  10. No! Not the country bear jamboree! Ok, I admit to going to that exhibit because it was raining out and really hot (and strangely not crowded)

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    1. Once you see it, it cannot be unseen.

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  11. Oh, that's so funny! I love how Grace Ann said, "You're supposed to say because it's fun!" So great. And the rainbow thing, too.

    I love that Audrey asked "Who, Julie Andrews?"

    Glad you guys had fun.

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  12. I think the duo of Grace Anne and Audrey are unstoppable! I can not believe you drug poor Audrey to the Country Bear Jamboree - I like her answer though, her enthusiasm shines through. I want to hear BD explanation of what a rainbow tastes like! And I love that little miss Cartwheel instantly thought of Julie Andrews as being a cartwheel expert! I am glad you guys had a good time!!

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  13. Oh my gosh this makes me miss the girls so much! GA's hair is do long and they both look so tall and grown up! Seriously come visit! Maybe rainforest cafe? Tell the girls I say hi!

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    1. They've both grown sooo much. It's freaking me out! We'd love to see you guys but it seems we have the same school schedule...maybe over the summer :)

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