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As the plane wiggled, shook and swooped its way into Chicago (breathing in 4s is a great strategy for staying calm!), I realized that our trip to Florida was a gift. A gift of time spent with my traveling parents, a gift of seeing my daughter and friends march through Magic Kingdom, and a gift of being somewhere green and warm.
We returned to a rainy, cloudy Chicago day. Nothing new for March. There are still piles of snow here and there (70" of snow does not melt quickly). We are happy to be back home. I'll miss and not miss a few things.
I won't miss the MILLIONS of people at the Disney parks (pull your kids out of school, I'll forgive a few days to avoid spring break madness). I won't miss the bugs that chewed up my legs. I won't miss the stress of weaving between scooters and strollers. I won't miss the sad part of my heart, wishing my husband was with us instead of working. He truly needs a break!
I will miss the chirping of birds in the morning, the sweet taste of a Mickey ice cream bar, the thrill of the rides, the laughter, seeing band students enjoy themselves away from home, my dad's random conversations, my mom's hospitality, the green grass, the palm trees, and the warmth of the sun.
Now it's back to reality with only three days left of break. Time to rest up before school starts on Monday!