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Cast Member Appreciation Discuss Epcot 3-18-05 - Turtle Talk! in the Cast Members forums; this happened the weekend after we got our AP's I am not sure who this shout out goes to...so I hope he gets to read it some day... Some background....MJ ...
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    Epcot 3-18-05 - Turtle Talk!

    this happened the weekend after we got our AP's

    I am not sure who this shout out goes to...so I hope he gets to read it some day...

    Some background....MJ is almost 4.5 but has the language skills of around an 18 mo (single words only, limited vocab, etc) the other thing that is important to know for this story is that MJ wants desperately to fit in, especially with other kids, so she is a real mimic.

    So we enter in to Turtle Talk with Crush...all of the kids move down front and MJ wants to follow, I am nervous about this, but let her since she is still pretty close. Crush comes out and starts the show, MJ is enthralled, I find it charming......then Crush gets to the Q and A part of the show and I hear the words "ok, all of you little Dudes and Dudette's who have a question for me, raise your hand" just as I cringe I see MJ's hand shoot up and I see Crush fixate on her.....

    "Yes, the little dudette, in the blue shell, sublevel......"

    The host moves over to her as Andrew and I frantically try to signal to Crush or the host and we finally just have to yell out...

    "Crush, she can't talk"

    In the most amazing feat of thinking on his fins he places his fins to his head and says....

    "That is ok, I have been practicing my ESP with Dory and I will just pull her question out of her mind...." he closes his eyes and thinks for a minute and says..."MJ wants to know, what do turltes eat...good question MJ!"

    I of course at this point dissolve into tears as I realize that WDW is going to be the one place that MJ is actually treated like a real, normal, little girl.

    I am not sure what we would do without WDW, it really is our only happy place...
    Bonny June, Homeschooler, Webmaster and SNK/Adoption Advocate~~Marjorie June Mailani Adopted SNK, Disney Fanatic, Joyous, Cheerful, Incredible Kid~~Andrew, Cast Member, Disney Reservations Center~~Heart Mom to Cody (adoption loss 10-00)
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    What a nice story Bonny! My best friend has an autistic Son and she feels the same way. It is amazing to watch their little faces isn't it? I can certainly see why you guys go so often. I only wish I lived closer so I could do the same thing! I think it is wonderful that you have given her this wonderful gift!

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    That was an awesome story.. gave me chills

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    Thanks! the hard part about writing these stories is that they make me cry all over again! LOL I am suuuuuch a sap..... I think I have enough for a book.....

    Why We Love WDW by the Eby's! Tee Hee Hee
    Bonny June, Homeschooler, Webmaster and SNK/Adoption Advocate~~Marjorie June Mailani Adopted SNK, Disney Fanatic, Joyous, Cheerful, Incredible Kid~~Andrew, Cast Member, Disney Reservations Center~~Heart Mom to Cody (adoption loss 10-00)
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