A Floating Fantasy

Nobody does it like Disney, I tell ya. From the stage shows to the sports deck to the water coaster, there is serious fun to be had. Even the staterooms are awesome — the kids are totally stoked that they have a curtained off area with bunk beds where they can mess around with no parental oversight. Justin in particular has been crazy happy. (Out of the blue this morning he blurted out, “I can’t believe we got a nice room on a good ship!” Like he was expecting to be stuck in steerage on the Titanic or something.)

There was a fun-for-all-ages interactive fantasy football draft in one of the pubs right before the AFC championship game today, so Brayden was all over that, even though he was the only one there under the age of 15. Chris was busy doing a ship-wide scavenger hunt with Justin, so Brayden was stuck with me. I know next to nothing about football, but I kept track of who had been picked and how much money we’d spent.

Unsurprisingly, we were near the bottom after almost every round. At one point Brayden whispered that he didn’t care if we won; he just didn’t want to be dead last. But in the final round, all but one of the other teams got disqualified for spending more than their allotted budget…and we won! They gave us ball caps and high-fives, and everyone seemed pleased that the little guy actually won. That was easily the highlight of Brayden’s whole week.

I’m not normally a fan of sea days, but this one has been awesome. Cozumel tomorrow…