Top Ten Tuesday: Habits I Now Have to Break Because of the Cruise

I think the absolute worst part about coming back from vacation is the ride home. Your bags aren’t packed neatly. Your car is dirty. You’re tired. Your kids are grumpy. There is no excitement carrying you through the long car ride. If I got depressed, it would be depressing.

Well, now I’ve discovered something new to hate about post-vacationing: it’s called re-entry. I know, I was only gone for five days, but I think I’ve established some new habits that I’m going to have to break. So, in no particular order here are my Top Ten Habits I Now Have to Break Because of the Cruise:

1. Eating Too Much. When was the last time you had a four course meal? Every lunch and dinner I had an appetizer, soup or salad, entree and a dessert. There was one meal that I ate…ahem…two entrees.

2. Expecting Desert. Like the aforementioned entrees, I may have had two three desserts. (Twice.)

3. Looking For Pixie Dust. When you are given priority seating just because, when you walk behind Goofy down the hall, when Aladdin winks at you, when Mickey Mouse lets your son squeeze his nose, when Snow White compliments your daughter, the crew members stop everything they are doing to find a baby pirate pin you want and then give it to you for free, you start seeing Pixie Dust everywhere you go!

4. Being Lazy. OK, so I might struggle with this one all the time. But seriously, every time I would return to my stateroom, the bed would be made, the bathroom clean and even the dirty clothes picked up. *sigh*

5. Getting Dressed Up for Dinner. OK, maybe this one won’t be too hard—considering I wore my pj’s all day Monday. But it is kinda fun to get dolled up once a day!

6. Taking Pictures of My Food. Just wait till I find the cord to my camera. Yum.

7.  Getting Up at 7am to do Pilates on the Deck with a Hot Muscle-y Guy with a British Accent. No. This one I do not need to break.

8. Handing Off My Kids. Lydia went to the Oceaneer’s Club about 2 hours a day. Asa went to Flounder’s Reef Nursery every night while I went to dinner and the show. Not to mention the waiting arms of Grandmama and Papa. All that kid-free livin’ made Monday seem like 14 days AT LEAST.

9. Walking Like a Pirate. I seriously think I got my sea legs quickly. Last night when I picked up Asa for his 2am feeding (*sigh*), I felt like I was still on the boat. Then, when I laid back down I could have sworn I was rocking again.

10. Sleeping Late. Nope. This isn’t going to be on the list until the kids are at least in 7th grade. *sigh*

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If you have a Top Ten list to share? I’d love to hear it. I’m totally enjoying everyone who links up each week. Hopefully you’re experiencing a little traffic from it—and meeting some new friends!

Anyway, you know what to do: Write a Top Ten post, link up on the Mr. Linky below. Then start visiting the rest of the participants and commenting your little heart out!


  1. Its always hard coming back from vacation. Especially a Disney one!!

  2. Sounds like you had a great time! I wouldn’t want to give up the hunk either… I mean the pilates! lol

  3. I just found your blog and love it!! I decided to join your Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks again.

  4. oh… I so badly want to go on another cruise!

  5. Can’t wait to see pics … and Darrell was sick?!? Hate that! Hope the kids are feeling better. And where do you live these days???

  6. I found your blog through a link from WWFM last week. I am enjoying it. Thanks.

  7. glad to hear you had a great time!
    I’m so looking forward to our cruise! I just wish it was a disney one now!

    #2 makes me smile
    #7 makes me laugh!!

  8. And so the A.D.D. begins…After Disney Depression.

  9. I would love to hand the Bug over to someone every night so I could eat dinner in a civilized manner!! *double sigh*

    You should ALWAYS look for pixie dust…I believe it’s there somewhere!

  10. What?! Did I just do a Top 10 post on my blog??!

  11. Mine is up!! I did one today…what a horrible morning!

  12. Sounds like you must have had a great trip!! What a fun post!

  13. First time – and of course I picked something that actually requires EFFORT on my part. Figures. I’d rather be breaking cruise habits 🙂
    Now I’m off to add more blogs to my reader. Looks like #1 on my list is NOT getting crossed off.

  14. First time for me. Found you from Mom’s Blog Resource.

    Your cruise sounds lovely. 😉 Someday…

  15. I’m seriously jealous that you just got back from such a fab vacay, and I’m glad you had a wonderful time. It did make me feel better to know though that I’m not the only mom still working on baby sleep habits (2am feeding comment)! Night sleep is not a problem around here, but naps are a disaster most days! *sigh* One day maybe our babies will be good little sleepers, or they’ll not need naps anymore- whatever.

  16. I remember having these same things happen to me when we went on a cruise years ago!!! Can’t wait to see the pics of your food! That was one of my fave parts!

  17. Coming home from a Disney trip is the WORST! Life feels like such a let down after all that. BTDT! Glad you had fun though! 🙂


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