I guess all this talk about dreams and stuff has stuck with me because I had an amazing dream last night that I have to share with you all. But before I go there, I guess I should back track and share with you some other details so you know this just did not come from left field.
Awhile back the wonderful Karen from Confessions of an Aspergers Mom, (whom by the way if you are not familiar with… hello why not? She is fabulous and you MUST go over and read her blog) and I were chatting online and were talking about how awesome it would be to put together some type of Autism MOMS retreat. Think about it… how cool would that be? A weekend away around other women whom understand what your life is like. We got really excited about it and said he were going to do it, but then reality set in and well… nothing ever became of the idea.
Last night I am not sure where it came from but I had a dream! An incredible dream that was so exciting. I saw so many details and it was AMAZING! I had to share this with you all to see if you all are as excited about this as I am, and well if there is a great reaction, then maybe I will have to go knock on Karen’s door and get her to make this dream a REALITY!
It was summer time and we were in Orlando Florida… DISNEY WORLD! It was a weekend event. A special Autism family event actually in the most magical place on earth that really understands our kids and how to deal with them. It was a MOM’s retreat as in the moms had an entire day where the Fairy godmothers from the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique came and treated the moms like real princesses. But instead of getting glittery makeup and fancy hairdos like the girls get we rotated between stations of chair massages, pedicures and mini facials. There was laughter and everyone was relaxed and HAPPY! We were relaxed because while we were being pampered our children were being looked after by special Disney staff. Then the next part of my dream showed all of us as families on a special behind Disney tour that was so cool. (I did one of these years and years ago when I was in Middle school and yes it was cool.) I flashed forwarded in my dream and I was riding rides with my kids and we didn’t need the special pass you get that allows you to not have to wait in lines because we were all wearing special Disney Autism Weekend t-shirts. All the cast members would treat us extra special when they saw us in our shirts. Our kids and us too felt like Rock stars. Then at night we had a special reception where we were able to watch the fireworks with our kids from a room with windows so there were no noise and crowds. It was so magical people.
I woke up singing, “It’s a Small World After All”! I have been tapping my toes and excited by this all day. I want to call Disney World right now and see if they could put together a special Autism Family Weekend. BUT…
Before I start making calls, and begging Karen to help me, I need to know if this was just a dream or a a real VISION people.
WOULD YOU ALL BE INTERESTED IN SOMETHING LIKE THIS? TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!!!