Friday, May 14, 2010

Living with a Neurotic Disney 2 year old

No one said life with a 2 year old would be easy to understand.  But, when you can understand your 2 year old, there most certainly are times that you wish you & everyone around you couldn't!  Hello, my name is Maria, and I have a Neurotic Disney Kid .  As you can see from the above picture, Princess Peanut can navigate her way around a Disney park at the tender age of 2 (yes, i am proud!).  She can also speak her feelings & retell the events of the day.

Last weekend, while at Hollywood Studios with Princess Peanut, I met up with a group of friends.

@RoraBorieAlice, @JL_Davis, @shaene_o_mite, Shaene's wife & @disneyworlds

Meet my friends Aurora, Jillian, Shaene, Shaene's wife & John.  Princess Peanut met them.  And this is what she had to say...

"Rora" - I like Rora. I go see Rora. I pack my suitcase.

"Jooeyan" - Jooeyan gave me a leaf. A BIG leaf.  We like the ducks.  I go see Rora.

"Sheen" - (pinched her nose at Shaene MOST of the day) I gave him some chickies.  Sheen smell.

"John" - John gave me choco chip cookie. Yup, gave me a cookie.  And my tummy doesn't hurt.  Pack bathing suit. I go see Rora.

Now, if it isn't already obvious, Princess Peanut is IN LOVE with her Rora.  Just loves her to death.  And while only spending a portion of the day with Jillian, Jillian really made quite an impact by finding her the BIG leaf.  Princess Peanut has a thing for leaves right now.  She carefully held onto that leaf until we got to Epcot later in the day.  She was sad that Jillian was not with us, but left the leaf at Epcot so it could stay "with its friends."  John has spent the day before with us, so he is no stranger to Peanut.  She likes him because she can "scare" him.  And then she laughs uncontrollably!  And then there is poor Shaene.

I really have NO idea (I promise!) why Princess Peanut decided at lunch time to pinch her nose when Shaene walked by & said hi to her.  Most of the time when he looked at her, she did the same thing.   All I know is, by the time Illuminations was ready to start, she had looked past her earlier feelings & shared her baby chickie crackers with him.  Any sharing of food is a sign of acceptance from the 'Nut.

I am really impressed with how much a 2 yo can retell.  Especially days after the fact.  While packing her snacks in the diaper bag for tomorrow's trip to the World, she told me she wants to see Jooeyan & John again.  She has her "plink" bag of toys packed to go see Rora.  And she wants to see "Sheen" too.  She has fishie crackers this time.


  1. That is just so darn cute! I loved reading all about it from "the 'nut"'s point of view! -Megan (mouserrificmom)

  2. And no I do not smell!!!! I Love me some Peanut!

  3. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest story EVER!! I love how everything is about Rora...too cute!! :)

  4. Precious! I would have loved to see this commentary on video. LOL! And navigating a Disney Park at the age of 2yo is a sign of a "gifted" NDK. You may have a prodigy on your hands.

  5. I love that child with all of my heart!!!! I have lots of hugs and kisses for you both!!!!

  6. Peanut is too cute! Love her! :)

  7. Megan - aww, thanks! She definitely has her "take" on things ;)

    Shaene - I think she secretly likes

    Jackie - thanks :)

    JL - she is real finicky around a camera lately..but that is a good idea to try out! lol...A gifted NDK? hmmm...:) I'm a proud momma!

    Rora - aww...thanks..she loves you too!

    Debbie - thanks!

    Jillian - thanks! She always enjoys seeing you!!