From College To Cradle

by: Stacey Ayodele | Story In Progress | Last updated May 26, 2022


Chapter 16
Chapter 16 (Vacation & Ripley’s Attractions)


Chapter Description: The first day wasn't much since we got here late at night. So today we're starting off with at-tractions that are within walking distance. Nothing but fun awaits us. Fun and maybe some reflection.


Date: Sunday 19-Dec-21 07:18 (Sunday, December 19, 2021, 7:18 AM)
Location: Holiday Inn at the Pavilion, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America
My eyes snap open and straightaway I realize I’m lying on Brian’s bed inside our hotel room. I sit up and my purple T-shirt flutters whilst my Pampers Cruisers crinkle. I dart my eyes around the hotel room and yawn while not seeing Brian. “Brian?” I slide off the right side of the bed and waddle toward the center of the living room sector of the hotel room. My ears flicker and I turn toward the open balcony door to see Brian sitting in the right-hand chair, “BRIAN!”
I waddle-run toward the balcony and smile at Brian when I stand before him, “Whatcha doin’?”
Brian ruffles my hair, “Good morning, Sleepyhead.” and lifts me into his lap. “Did you have a good night’s sleep?”
I dart my eyes across the Myrtle Beach Attraction Strip as I’ve taken to calling it and nod as my smile fades, “Uh huh! I woke up dry though…that…that’s never happened.” I whimper and dart my concerned eyes to Brian, “Don’t potty train me. I like my diapeys. I like how comfy and cute they are and…and…”
Brian boops my nose, “Boop.” and smiles when I grab his index finger. “I changed you when I got up earlier. Don’t you worry.” Brian sets me on my feet in front of him and kneels to ruffle my hair, “You’ll never be out of those cute diapers you love.”
I giggle when Brian pats my diapered bottom and my Pampers crinkle in response, “Thankies, Brian.” I waddle back into the hotel room and stop at the TV. “Brian?”
Brian walks into the hotel room and swings my diaper bag over his shoulder, “Yeah?”
I waddle over to Brian with wide eyes, “Can we go to Ripley’s Believe It or Not first? Then…then can we go to Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze and then and then The SkyWheel and then then then…” I begin bouncing up and down whilst crinkles echo around me.
Brian chuckles as he watches me bounce up and down while I call out Ripley’s Moving Theater and Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. He smiles as he catches me in the middle of my bouncing and hugs me close whilst patting my crinkling, padded bottom, “Alright, alright. Silly Baby Brother, let’s head out.”
“YAY!” I kiss Brian’s cheek as he carries me out of the hotel room and toward the elevators. “Today is gonna be awesomes!”
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Date: Sunday 19-Dec-21 07:35 (Sunday, December 19, 2021, 7:35 AM)
Location: North Ocean Boulevard Attractions and Shopping Area, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America
I giggle as I waddle alongside Brian while we pass the giant Ferris wheel. My eyes widen at the store I LOVE SUGAR and the giant colorful balls of candy above the door. “WOW!” I waddle over to the door and peer through the windows at the plethora of different candy in gray containerized sections popping out the floor, “THIS IS COOL, BRIAN! WE GOTTA COME BACK HERE!”
Brian smiles and nods as he watches me waddle back over to him, “Yeah…we can. You said you wanted to go to Ripley’s Believe It or Not, right? Well…Ripley’s Moving Theater and Ripley’s Haunted Adventure are coming up first.”
I turn to where Brian’s pointing and smile at the green and blue painted building sitting to the right of a ruby red bridge-esque building. Above each building’s entrance respectively are Ripley’s Moving Theater and Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. “AWESOME! WE GO HERE FIRST!”
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Date: Sunday 19-Dec-21 07:40 (Sunday, December 19, 2021, 7:40 AM)
Location: Ripley’s Moving Theater, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America
I smile wide as I scan the green and blue walls leading toward the theater rooms on the left and right of the vast tiled floor. “So cool!” I hold Brian’s hand tight when I realize that there are a lot of people, but still spread out enough that we’re not all packed like sardines. “I didn’t think it would be crowded. Dawwn it! Brian?”
Brian kneels in front of me and ruffles my hair, “What’s up, Stacinator?”
“Is…is the theater room gonna be crowded?” I whimper and tears swim in my eyes, “I dun wike cowwds.”
Brian releases my hand and hugs me close whilst patting my bottom, “It’ll be alright. I’m right here. Why don’t I hold you while we head into the theater?” Brian walks toward the theater on the right: SPACE ADVENTURE and scans the vast number of black seats with purple interiors and buckles, “Feel better?”
I sniff and wipe my eyes, “Uh huh.” I smile when Brian sets me in a seat and buckles me in, “These are comfy.” I turn to him as he sits down to my left and buckles up.
“Yep.” Brian sets my diaper bag in his lap and turns to the screen a few feet in front of us.
I smile as the room darkens and a cartoony spaceship appears. “oooh…” My eyes widen when I feel the chair rise, “OOOOH! It’s following the spaceship rising!”
Brian smiles as the chair bumps while the spaceship flies around the asteroids and speeds through the vastness, passing dotting stars, “Yeah, this is really fun.”
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Date: Sunday 19-Dec-21 08:00 (Sunday, December 19, 2021, 8:00 AM)
Location: Ripley’s Moving Theater, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America
I giggle as Brian unbuckles me from my chair, “That…was…AWESOME!” I dart my eyes around my chair and blink twice, “Where’d my bottle go?”
Brian chuckles as he reaches under my seat and pulls the dusty bottle free, “I don’t see how you managed to drink one on that bumpy ride.” He dusts off my bottle and cleans it up with a baby wipe. Once it’s clean, he sets my bottle in my diaper bag and walks toward the exit, “Come on.”
I waddle after Brian and giggle as we scan the attraction and shop area. I turn toward Ripley’s Haunted Adventure while Brian tosses the used baby wipe in the trash can to his right. “hmmm…”
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Date: Sunday 19-Dec-21 08:05 (Sunday, December 19, 2021, 8:05 AM)
Location: Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America
Seconds after walking through the door, I whimper at the darkness surrounding me. “BRIAN!” Tears swim in my eyes as hissing carries the bottle I had during our ride out of my body.
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Date: Sunday 19-Dec-21 08:06 (Sunday, December 19, 2021, 8:06 AM)
Location: North Ocean Boulevard Attractions and Shopping Area, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America
Brian darts his eyes around the plaza, “Stacey…where’d you…” His words fade when he feels a weight collide with his lower body. He glances down and sees my hands wrapped tight around his belly, “Stace…what happened?”
I whimper and sniffle as I bury my head in Brian’s back, “Scary. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure too dark. I…I dun wanna do that one anymore!” I sniff as Brian peels me off and the hissing dies down. I hiccup as Brian kneels and scans me with his concerned eyes. I sniff and smile at Brian seconds after he kisses my forehead, “Sowwy.”
Brian ruffles my hair and rises with me held close, “It’s alright.” He rubs my back and pats my padded bottom as he walks down North Ocean Boulevard, “Are you hungry?” Brian smiles when he hears my belly growl, “What would you like for breakfast?”
I smile at the mention of food, my sadness gone in an instant, “Fried Pickles and Shrimp.” I giggle when Brian sets me on my feet in front of the Henna Tattoos Hair Wraps shop. I sway back and forth on my bare feet and wiggle my toes. I glance down to my feet and giggle, “Brian? How did I forget my shoes?”
Brian chuckles and ruffles my hair, “You were so excited you forgot them. Lucky for you,” Brian slides my diaper bag off his shoulder and kneels before me to pull out my black socks and white tennis shoes, “I came prepared. I always do.” He hands me my socks.
I giggle as I take the socks and slide them onto my feet. I smile toward Brian seconds after stepping into my tennis shoes, “Can you tie them? Pwease?”
Brian internally dawws at my toddler speech, “Sure, Stacinator.” and works on double-knot tying my shoes. He rises and ruffles my hair when he’s done. “So, you said Fried Pickles and Shrimp. Are you sure you want that, or do you want something heartier?”
“Well…” I waddle past an alley, “I think…
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Date: Sunday 19-Dec-21 08:09 (Sunday, December 19, 2021, 8:09 AM)
Location: Mr. Fries, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America
 I smile when I stop in front of a restaurant with a red and white striped roof, “Mr. Fries.” I lick my lips when I see people walking out the door with burgers and French fries covered in chili or cheese. “Yummy!”
Brian chuckles as he navigates past the people who just left and smiles when he spots me pointing at the door to Mr. Fries, “I guess we can have brunch again. Heh. As long as your belly gets filled.”
“Yay!” I smile toward Brian as he opens the door and reveals a small shop. In my direct eyesight is a set of tables and chairs. To the left is the counter and kitchen behind the door, to the back of the shop rests the napkins, soda fountain, and a door to a family restroom, and at the right rests a long table jutting from the wall with chairs dotting every few feet, “Wow!”
I waddle toward the counter and wave at the server, “Double Bacon Cheeseburger, Fries with cheese on the side, and a Strawberry Smoothie please?”
The server enters my order and turns to Brian when he stops beside me to ruffle my hair, “He’s your little brother?”
Brian nods, “Yep. He gets super excited when food comes to mind. What’s the total right now?”
The server presses SubTotal and turns back to Brian, “Looking at…$14.75.”
Brian nods, “I’ll have the same then.”
The server enters the order a second time and smiles at Brian, “Total is $29.50.”
Brian grabs his wallet from his left pocket and pulls out $35 to hand to the cashier. “Keep the $5 as a tip for yourself.”
The server smiles at Brian’s kindness, “Thank you sir, but…well, your order will be out momentarily.”
Brian nods and walks toward the table closest to the door so he can sit down.
I sit down to his left and swing my legs, “I’m so happy.”
Brian ruffles my hair, “Glad you are, Stacinator.” and glances down to my diaper resting in full view beneath my shirt, “Any reason you’re not wearing pants, Crinklebutt?”
“Like you said…” I giggle and boop Brian’s nose as the server approaches with our food, “I was rushing. Sowwy.” I turn to the server after she sets my food down, “Ma’am, do I gotta wear pants over my diapey?” I jump down from my chair and giggle as I rest my index finger below my chin while powering up my puppy dog eyes.
The serverwoman internally dawws at how adorable I’m being, “Normally toddlers come in wearing shirts, diapers, and shoes, some come in with shirts, pants, and shoes. Most of the shops around here don’t mind, provided you’re wearing shoes with your outfit. Adults must be fully clothed for obvious reasons and any toddler not in diapers must be fully clothed. Diapers count as pants here, cutiepie.”
I giggle when the server ruffles my hair. Once she leaves, I crawl into my seat and begin working on my burger.
Brian blinks twice at the interaction I just had. With Stacey being a toddler, he’s so cute that his cuteness basically melts people’s hearts. I wonder what else he can do with such a cute face. Silly Baby. Maybe when if we go go-karting I’ll get him some pants though. Those karts tend to get hot, and I don’t want him to burn his legs.
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Date: Sunday 19-Dec-21 08:17 (Sunday, December 19, 2021, 8:17 AM)
Location: Mr. Fries, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America
I giggle as I push my empty plate toward the center of the table and drain my second Strawberry smoothie. “SO GOOD!”
Brian chuckles and ruffles my hair as he pushes his plate toward the center, “Glad you’re enjoying yourself.” Brian rises to his feet and stretches, “Ready to head back out?”
I pop my empty smoothie straw from my lips and smile at Brian, “Yeah!” I jump out of my seat and waddle over to wrap my arms around Brian’s waist. I smile toward him and giggle when he boops my nose, “Carry me?”
Brian lifts me into his arms and chuckles when I rest my head over his shoulder, “You just want to be carried the whole time don’tcha?”
I belch and giggle as Brian carries me toward the door of Mr. Fries, “I jus ate, I dun wanna walk. We walked lots already, Brian.” I smile and kiss his cheek, “Plus…my legs get tired quicker than yours. I’m a toddler remember?”
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Date: Sunday 19-Dec-21 08:20 (Sunday, December 19, 2021, 8:24 AM)
Location: North Ocean Boulevard Attractions and Shopping Area, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America
Brian pats my bottom as he slowly walks down North Ocean Boulevard, “I know. I’m glad to carry my little brother.” Brian chuckles as complements of “aww they’re adorable” and “what an awesome older brother” reach his ears. “I never thought being a big brother would be so complementary.”
I giggle and raise my head off Brian’s shoulders, “Was that a joke?”
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Date: Sunday 19-Dec-21 08:24 (Sunday, December 19, 2021, 8:24 AM)
Location: Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America
Brian chuckles as he stops in front of the yellow building sporting the sign: RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT ODDITORIUM. He scoffs at my accusation and points to the signage, noting the red rip that’s cracked the N and split Odditorium between the I and UM, “Let’s just go inside.” Brian sets me on my feet inside the door with a loving pat to my padded bottom.
I giggle at Brian’s changing the subject and dart my eyes around the vast blue floored, red walled space. “It’s huuuge in here.” My eyes widen when I spot several toddlers surrounding a giant pig on a pedestal, “WOW!” I waddle-run toward the pig and stare in awe at how big it is. To me it looks to be as long as I am tall and quite a rotund pig as well. “I’VE NEVER SEEN A PIG THIS BIG!”
Brian chuckles as he watches me waddle around the vast space, exploring the odd animals and replica houses inside cases. “I can’t believe my dad’s corny jokes are rubbing off on me. Thankfully I was able to change the subject and Stacey being a toddler makes that easier than normal.”
……
I giggle when I stop in front of a spinning hallway with multiple dots of colored light, “LOOK IT BRIAN! Where’s this go?”
Brian walks over to me and kneels as he catches his breath. Man… Stacey…Stacey has a lot of energy. I…I…I didn’t think a toddler had this much. I see now why all the people…all the caretakers and older siblings are in their 20s and 30s. That’s another thing I noticed, no elderly folks. Everyone is in their 20s and 30s. I guess you must be to keep up with hyper toddlers.
Brian smiles at the colors as they slowly spin and he pats my bottom, gently pushing me forward, “Go on, Crinklebutt. I’ll be right behind you.”
I train my eyes on Brian and smile when he smiles down at me, “Otay!” I return my attention to the slowly spinning walls of color and hissing echoes as my fear ramps up for a moment. Seconds later my fear trades itself with amusement as I slowly make my way through the pathway. “It’s so cool.”
Brian nods as he walks through the slowly spinning colorful path, “I agree.”
My eyes widen when I spot a gigantic T-Rex resting in the center of a vast room at the end of this colorful path I just endured, “Wow.” I waddle over to the dinosaur whilst the hissing dies down and my Pampers Cruisers diaper’s wetness indicator changes from green to yellow-green, “It…it’s made of metal.” I blink twice as I scan the plaque.
Brian nods as he kneels behind me and scans the plaque while sliding a finger into the cuff of my Pampers. He’s a little wet, I should probably get him changed after we finish here. Brian scans my diaper’s wetness indicator and nods at the yellow-green color, Yep. Wet, but not in the danger zone. We can wait til we finish here. Brian ruffles my hair as he darts his eyes around the room, “It’s amazing huh?”
I smile toward Brian and nod, “Uh huh! Even better. Know why?”
Brian glances down to me and kneels, “Why?”
I wrap my arms around Brian and giggle as I kiss his cheek, “I’m with my bestest brother in the whole world!”
Brian smiles at my adorableness and returns my hug whilst patting my bottom, “Thanks, Stacey. Glad I’m your bestest brother.” Brian rises with me held close to him. He pats my bottom and hums as he carries me through the room, “I’m glad.”
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Date: Sunday 19-Dec-21 11:47 (Sunday, December 19, 2021, 11:47 AM)
Location: North Ocean Boulevard Attractions and Shopping Area, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America
I yawn as we stop a few feet away from the SkyWheel, “Aww…”
Brian kneels and ruffles my hair, “What’s wrong?”
I squirm and whimper at the feeling of squishiness as I waddle toward Brian, “I’m wet and need changies. And…and…” I whimper and stomp my foot seconds after I yawn, “And I don’t wanna nap!”
Brian lifts me into his arms and rubs my back to prevent me stomping my feet again, “Oh it’s alright. It’s getting to be that time anyway. And you just need a new diaper. Big Brother will get you changed as soon as we get back to the hotel.”
I lightly pelt Brian’s back with my fists and sniffle as tears swim in my eyes, “But I dun wanna nap! I not tired!”
Brian sighs as he crosses the street and heads toward the hotel, “You’re just cranky cause you need a dry diaper, Stace. I’ll bet you’ll want that nap once we’re back though.”
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Date: Sunday 19-Dec-21 11:51 (Sunday, December 19, 2021, 11:51 AM)
Location: Holiday Inn at the Pavilion, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America
I sigh as Brian powders my uplifted bottom whilst holding my legs with his left hand.
Brian hums as he shuts the powder and sets it in my diaper bag, “Well, I don’t hear a pouty baby.” He grabs a fresh Pampers Cruisers diaper and flicks it unfolded.
I can’t help but smile when I feel the fresh diaper being brought up to my belly. I turn to my left as my smile fades while Brian secures the left tape, “Brian?”
Brian secures the right tape of my fresh Pampers Cruisers diaper and pats the front of the new diaper, “All dry. No more cranky baby. What’s wrong?”
I turn back to Brian and blink twice when I hear crinkling. I glance down at find my legs happily kicking while my diaper crinkles. “I…how…what? Stop it!”
Brian chuckles and walks toward the bathroom to wash his hands, “That’s just your toddler body and mind reacting to being in a fresh diaper. Most toddlers are like that, even if they don’t want to admit it.” Brian leaves the bathroom and lifts me into his loving arms, “And I love you regardless.” Brian kisses my cheeks and sets me on my feet with a loving pat to my freshly diapered bottom.
I wiggle my diapered bottom and giggle when my fresh Pampers crinkle, “I can’t help it. I…I really am a toddler. Sometimes I…”
Brian kneels and ruffles my hair as I stop shaking my diapered bottom, “Sometimes what?”
“Well…” I press my index fingers together as I scan my tennis shoes, “My adult mind and toddler mind battle for control. I still have my memories and know who you are and stuffs, I just love being a toddler and…and…”
Brian lifts me into the air and smiles as he holds me at arm’s length, “Then love being a toddler. Let your toddler mind and body let you enjoy being a toddler. You’ve accepted it so far, keep accepting it. I know I have. Like when you were cranky earlier cause you needed a new diaper.” Brian adjusts me into a cradle hold and boops my nose, “I took it in stride like I always do. You’re a toddler, you live in this perfect parallel world to our old world, and we’re on vacation.”
Brian yawns as he sits down on his bed and sets me down to his right, “Now let’s take a nap and then we’ll finish exploring later.”
So Brian….he’s right. I’ve been in this parallel world for a month now. I thought I would be used to it by now. I…I just didn’t expect…it’s still shocking to me that one minute I could be super happy and the next be close to a tantrum over needing a diaper change and the potential of nap time interrupting my fun.
I guess that’s just part of being a toddler. I don’t have any responsibilities. I don’t have any worries about facial hair or failing at adulthood like I used to. I have newer problems to contend with like tantrums and diaper changes and…and not having better emotional control. At least now if I start crying because of a nightmare, or I get upset I have someone here who loves me and supports me through it all.
I turn to Brian and pout when I realize he’s sleeping sitting up in the bed. My pout fades almost instantly and I smile at my friend of 10 years turned big brother. Brian and I have been through so much this past month. He’s been there this whole time with me, helping me adjust to this toddler body, helping me adjust to these new emotions.
I wanted this. I wanted to be a toddler and have someone to care for me all time. Brian. He…he’s the best. In our old world he always tried to be the best he could and here it’s the same. Except now, he’s always here…always in front of me. Upset? I can go directly into his arms for a hug. I…I’m so happy. I sniff as I crawl into Brian’s lap and smile.
“I love you, Brian.” My head rests against his chest and my eyes begin to droop. My eyes snap open seconds later when I realize I’m not really comfy. I crawl toward Brian’s right side whilst my padded bottom wags and crinkles through my journey to get in a comfy spot. Once I’m lying on my side facing my brother, I grab onto his shirt and soon I’m smiling and fast asleep.

 


 

End Chapter 16

From College To Cradle

by: Stacey Ayodele | Story In Progress | Last updated May 26, 2022

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