Why I am Thankful for Disney! – A Month of Thanks

Jen I. (NDM#483) (29 Posts)

Jen wears polka dot dresses with crinolines, and rocks a faux-hawk and the ukulele. When she’s not completely immersed in working on one theatrical production or another, she’s busy homeschooling her kids, making costumes and throwing elaborately themed parties. Jen lives in a small town on the coast of North Carolina, with her amazingly supportive husband, Adrian, and their two boys, Max and Milo. She shares some of their adventures on her blog, Sartor.


 

As part of our “A Month of Thanks” celebration, we asked our readers and contributors to share their stories about why they are thankful for Disney. Here is just one of those submitted. If you would like to share why you are thankful for Disney, please see this article or contact Maria (NDM 130)


I have so many reasons to be thankful for Disney.  I am thankful for the wholesome, quality entertainment, from Mary Poppins to Big Hero 6.  I’m thankful for the awesome family vacations, where it just seems like nothing bad ever happens, and even tired-kid-temper-tantrums don’t seem like that big of a deal.  I’m thankful for the whimsy, and the magic. But what I’m most thankful for is that in my household, Disney is the great equalizer.  As my children get older, and their interests diversify, Disney is the thing that can still bring us all back together.   My husband loves cars and motorcycles and football, works long hours and craves social interactions in a way I just can’t keep up with. My nine year old loves musical theater and ancient Chinese culture, is always rehearsing something or drawing or planning elaborate meals.   My four year old loves super heroes and Legos and running wild like a little Lost Boy. I scramble all week long, just trying to balance keeping our home life ticking along while still making time for myself. We spend all week running this kid to that rehearsal, this other kid to that karate class, working, homeschooling, doing chores, eating dinners on the run….and when Dad says on a Saturday morning, “Hey, didn’t Maleficent come out this week?  Why don’t you pick it up at the store so we can have family movie night tonight,”  or the nine year old says, “Hey, let’s play Disney Monopoly,” and there’s no argument from any corner….that’s really special to me.

The family that tackles a Kitchen Sink together, stays together.

The family that tackles a Kitchen Sink together, stays together.