Friday, June 20, 2008

Promises Broken

The last time I went to Disney World, I was 19 and went with my mom and two of my sisters. The lines were long, it was hot, and I had a double ear infection. It was incredibly fun. I can't wait to experience Disney World as a parent and watch Maddie have as much fun as I did- even at 19.

After that trip, I made a promise to myself that there was one thing I wouldn't do. It was something that my mom did. And, every time she did it, my sisters and I would elbow each other, roll our eyes, and laugh behind her back.

Nobody- and I mean NOBODY- cut in front of us in line. My mom would tap them on the shoulders, nod her head back about an hour to the back of the line, and inform the line jumper that, "the line starts back there."

It didn't matter if the offender was 6, 16 or 60. Old people in wheelchairs should have to wait as long as everyone else. 4 year old that needs to go to the potty after waiting in line an hour and has to leave- sorry, we don't hold places in the line.

Yesterday, we went to a water park. Maddie was waiting in line to go down the slide. Two little girls got in front of her. Then 3 older boys almost knocked her down to get in front of her.

I walked over to the line and broke my promise to myself. I became my mom.

No one breaks in front of my baby when I'm around.

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7 comments:

noble pig said...

I have done this so many times!

Kimmylyn said...

Oh someone would lose a limb.. haha.. I will and would do the same thing.. :)

Sarah O. said...

That's what being a mom is all about, isn't it - doing things for your kids that you'd never do for yourself!

Wendi said...

I love it!
Good for you!
"When I am a mom, I will NEVER do that", I always said growing up.
Never say Never.
I am slowing becoming my mom.
Pretty soon, you can just call me "Susie".

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Nothing wrong with that! Kids are too little to stand up for themselves sometimes....that's our job. It gives a certain satisfaction, too, doesn't it?

Karen said...

I have those feelings, too. And yet, with Micah, we're told that we get to go first in line if we ever visit Disney. The whole handicap thing... As much as I'd love this I don't know that I could do that to everyone else. I know what it is to stand in lines.

Bren said...

HA! Good for you! I would have done the same thing. Also, I think there's a good lesson in there for Maddie.

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