The wonderful thing about the internet is that, if you search hard enough, you can find several links telling you that you are a bad parent. It might be some product you use, or it might be some product you don’t use. It might something you do for your child, or something you don’t do for your child.
Better yet, if you have a blog, and post something to your blog, there is a good chance that those people telling you are an idiot will come to you to do it!
So, here’s your chance to tell me I am an idiot (or, hopefully, tell me I am not an idiot) because we are seriously considering taking our daughter, who will be two-and-a-half at the time, to DisneyWorld this winter.
Our thinking, or lack thereof after the jump…
So why do we think we want to take our daughter to Disney?
First off, she loves Mickey, and Donald, and Goofy and Pluto (don’t worry, we only let her watch the classic cartoons).
Second off, my wife and I could use a vacation. Here is one of the sticking points – is taking a 2.5 year old to Disney really going to be a vacation? In otherwords, will it be more relaxing to stay at home as opposed to taking her to DisneyWorld? I don’t know — I’ve never taken a 2.5 year old there before.
Third, cost. Okay, you are saying, how is spending Disney prices a plus? Well, let’s just say, thanks to my employer, that Disney hotels will be reasonable, and admission will not be an issue. Therefore, our thinking goes, if our daughter can only handle a couple hours in the park, that’s okay. Of course, it is easier to say we will take our daughter’s cue on how long to stay in the park, as opposed to how long we want to stay in the park, than to actually act on it.
Fourth, if we go in January, the weather will be more tolerable for her, and the lines should be shorter.
Okay, so either tell us we’re crazy idiots, or not…