11 11 2006

Goofy MankinsMy son Peter has had some developmental delays – for example, he reached age three without talking. Doctor appointments and special classes/schooling have been a regular part of our life with Peter. At one point, we decided that if Peter would/could start speaking, we were (as coined in the Superbowl commercials) “going to Disney World!”

As you may have read in a previous post, Peter has started to speak. We rented a minivan, loaded it up with all kinds of stuff (both useful & useless) and headed south to Orlando. All four of us had a great time. An especially poignant moment occurred as we drove through the Disneyworld main gate. A statue of Mickey Mouse stands tall, welcoming all to the Disney complex. Peter loudly shouted “Mickey” as we approached. There wasn’t a dry eye in the van.

More Disney World / Florida adventures to follow.

Yes, Peter is talking.



3 responses

18 11 2006

Awww, how sweet! Haven’t been here in a while. Glad to see the family pic on here!

Glad you had a great time and Peter’s talking!

21 11 2006
Quinn McDonald

Just got back from a bunch of shows and caught up with you. . . .and Peter’s TALKING! YEAAAAAAA! And look at that svelt dad he has! -Q

26 11 2007
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