The Journey Begins: The Universal Fail
First epic fail. We wanted to surprise the boys with a visit to Universal Studios which we thought would be such a cool thing to add on. (The picture is, by the way, how the boys see themselves when they are fighting each other.)
Anyway, while we waited in line at the border, we casually mentioned the cool rides, (like “I hear they have a new ride out in Universal Studios…).
We casually tied in all conversations to Universal Studios. The youngest, “So is there a haunted house at Legoland?”
Me, “Um, no, but there’s one at Universal Studios, I think, isn’t that right, Corinne?”
“That’s right, Joe, they have a lot of good rides at Universal Studios.”
“What place was that, Corinne? I didn’t hear you.”
“Universal Studios, Joe” Wink, wink. “Uneee-ver-sal studios.”
“Universal Studios sounds like such an awesome place.”
“It sure is, Joe, it sure is. If only we could go there.”
We thought we were being so very clever. We thought they’d be so excited, but instead it was like we stuck a cold ice cube down their shorts every time we said Universal Studios.
We didn’t know what to make of it. I mean, the boys can be all cool and stuff, not wanting to show excitement or emotion sometimes, but if they were pretending to not want to go, they were doing a pretty good job.
So we dropped all cleverness.
“So you guys want to go to Universal Studios?”
One shrugged. The other said, nah, and both of them went back to playing something on their 3DSs that involved baby Marios. Like we’d just said, hey, let’s go do some homework.
The Prettiest-girl-in-the-world and I just kinda looked at each other. Hmmm. Looks like we’re not going to Universal Studios.
Color me disappointed.
What other fails await us?
I suspect you just chose the wrong studio: they’d probably have been exploding with anticipation if it had been Miramax.
And are you sure you want to go to the land of Lego (I had to do that so it wasn’t automatically put all in caps and a trademark sign added)? Apparently its a close neighbour to one of the circles of Hell: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/poland/10736999/Lego-is-a-tool-of-Satan-warns-Polish-priest.html
I suspect they’d have been much more excited if you had suggested, say, Miramax.
As for the land of lego (I put it that way so this program doesn’t automatically turn it into a trademark), perhaps you should think again: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/poland/10736999/Lego-is-a-tool-of-Satan-warns-Polish-priest.html
Sorry this was posted so late. My previous attempt to do so failed.