I receive many questions as to what my deal is with Disney and Disneyworld (especially now that I am writing for this site): why spend all the money on those trips each year, and, last but not least, are you serious? After I share this little story concerning the first day of school maybe it will help some to understand.
One of my son’s sixth grade teachers gave her class a “Get to Know You” survey, and she gave it to them to take home for a parent signature to ensure no unwanted information became teacher knowledge. One of my son’s answers I will share at the end of this post but the two primary answers I’d like to share are his responses to 1) What is your favorite place? 2) What is your favorite memory?
Now as my son has gotten older I figured his answer to his favorite place might be the paint ball park or Best Buy (he is his father’s son), but no, his answer was Disney World (definitely his father’s son). I loved reading this! A place we go as a family, do everything as a family, and many activities revolve around his little sister (whom I think he secretly loves, more on this in a minute).
Well, as if that wasn’t enough of a Disney surprise; his answer to the favorite memory was “My first trip to Disney World”. Let me tell you, he was only four years old, so I didn’t believe he could remember much about this trip. WRONG! I asked him, “What do you remember?” Here came surprises a plenty. He remembered: his first roller coaster ride on Goofy’s Barnstormer, me getting sick after Mission Space (please don’t tell your friends), the very first thing he did after arriving at Magic Kingdom was seeing the Night Time Parade sitting on my shoulders. Remember me saying we would talk about him loving his sister some more: well, he also said he remembers how mom carried around Reagan in her tummy the whole trip, and we didn’t even know it at the time. He told us, “it was really her first trip too.”
Isn’t a child’s memory a wonderful thing? If you ask me why we love our Disney trips so much, I think you can see my answer: if not, I think it is time for you to visit The Magic.
Oh, the answer I told you I would share at the end, the question was, “Who is your favorite person?” His answer, “me”. Gotta love his confidence.