Below you will see all the older kids smiling and being silly because they knew that it was ridiculous that anyone would even waste one minute sulking! They had heard me talking all about the village before the trip and knew that there were endless activities and tons of fun to be had by all.
Did I mention that Give Kids the World has special parties and events each evening? Yes, they do! They even have a spa and horse riding area where all the children are able to ride the ponies and they have helpers to get them on and off etc.
I knew that I needed to get a special moment with Angelina for her to make a wish and give her star to the star fairy that would take it to the ceiling and place it up there with all the other stars of all the children who had stayed at Give Kids the World. I think some 140,000 families have been blessed to stay here! Angelina wrote her name on the star as careful as she could.
OK now. I told myself that I was going to cherish each moment this week and be sure to say YES far more than NO. This is where I first messed up. I asked the volunteer that was helping the children if she wanted to do a few children at a time. Each of the children took a bit of time to be able to complete the activity and had to go one at a time. She said... no, that is why its so special because we want them each to have the experience of the magic.
I learned to step back, enjoy the moment and live in the thrill of the magic that each one of the kids was experiencing!
At the end of day one we all crashed HARD. (After a long bath in the jacuzzi tub!)