It’s my birthday, I’ll wear a wampa if I want to.

by , under Geek, personal, Pirate

Sorry about missing a post on Friday (I try to post M-W-F, and if I have more to say, post those on Tuesday or Thursday). Last week was a busy week, with my MIL’s mother’s wake and funeral. So many many things to do, so many places to go- things were a little topsy turvy.

Before I go any further, thank you to everyone who asked me how I was doing. During a week where I was primarily concerned with how everyone else was… it was something I needed.

As it is a tradition, I went to Disneyland for my birthday. Disneyland trips when I was a kid tended to coincide with birthdays (I think it helped that my birthday was in the off season), and it’s been something I’ve continued as an adult (though I might have skipped the odd birthday when I worked there). Now that I have kids, it’s been a sort of escape. Last year and the year before, TheBoy got us a hotel room at the Park and we had a great time. Why just the two of us? Well, when you’re used to tailoring trips around what two little boys will and won’t go on, it’s nice to get to go on everything you want to.

But since we just had a trip away for the 5k, we decided to do a family trip this year.

We weren’t there for very long, and we managed to split up more than go on rides as a family, but it was a lovely time. The Little Kidlet and I went on Star Tours (Kashyyyk again), while TheBoy and the Oldest Kidlet rode the monorail and watched Jedi Academy. We went to lunch at Village Haus (they have a dedicated fryer for fries which is great for LK’s allergies), then on another trip around on the monorail.

Then we split so that OK could go on Pirates (this time with his father- since I’d gotten to go on it with him on our last trip as a family), and the Little Kidlet and I watched the Jedi Academy. From the side, not in front of the stage.

And while we were waiting to meet up, I bought this guy. I saw a picture of someone wearing one last week, and I knew that this was the hat for me. No pandas, cats, bears, or anything found in our galaxy. A wampa is the one for me.

wampahead

Today’s plans are pretty low key. The Little Kidlet was home for a scratch test at the allergist, and we enjoyed my favorite tacos for lunch.