In this (kind of) update I'm going to share some thoughts about our visit to Disneyland yesterday. This isn't a proper "Disneyland Update", not in the least. I will be sharing some Disneyland update pics/thoughts on Lightning lane separately.
In this post I want to share some thoughts about our visit yesterday, and just how special it was for our family.
We had an awesome day yesterday. For those who saw my tweet yesterday, our visit was kind of one last visit with our current family structure. Both of our children are moving out and getting married within the next 8 or so months. Our first born is moving out in 2 weeks and marrying their partner in February.
Our son is moving to Canada in August (that's gonna be a long/fun drive) and getting married in October.
So it's an emotional year for Mom and Dad as I'm sure you can tell.
Luckily our children indulged us with one last (free) trip to Disneyland with just the 4 of us. Lol.
Disneyland was such a huge part of our lives when they were growing up. We would always offer them the choice between playing sports/other activities or getting Disneyland AP's. It's just that we knew the time commitment for those activities would make the AP's not worth it. The ALWAYS chose AP's until they got into HS and found other activities like FFA and Track. But Disneyland visits were always special. It was always our chosen family escape.
Heck, our son got engaged at Disneyland last year.
So yesterday was special. Not that every future trip with their spouses won't be, because we can't wait for that either.
We just wanted one last trip just the 4 of us. And it was awesome. We pretty much took it chill, had way too many snacks and so many laughs.
So a word of advice to you younger parents, take the time, make those special memories. Because it's not very often that 24 and 25 year olds with lives of their own take time out of their lives to simply hang out with Mom and Dad, even if it's at Disneyland. Our oldest is finishing up their masters degree within the next 2 weeks, so we know it wasn't the easiest ask to "take a day".
Unbeknownst to us, we did something right. =)