This will probably sound ridiculous, but before I ever had children, I dreamt of taking them to Disneyland. Seeing the awe and amazement in their faces when they experienced the thrill and excitement that can only be found in, well, the happiest place on earth, of course. I realize a lot of my love for Disneyland are the memories and nostalgia attached to it. And really, it can't be explained or understood, unless you have also experienced Disney as a child. My Husband can attest to that, who I think experienced a bit of a let down when he went with my to Disneyland for the first time in his late twenties. But like I said, it's nostalgic for me, so nothing compares.
I hope to pass some of those memories onto my kids because.... WE'RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND!! Like, in a month! :-) My sister-in-law and her family just recently moved to Southern California (and we miss them fiercely), but the plus side, is that we get to go visit! So not only do we get to take the kids to SoCal to see their family, we are close enough to Disneyland that I mean, how can we not go?!
A little part of me probably has an unrealistic expectation of what our experience will be while we're there. I would be lying if I said that I wasn't envisioning complete and utter joy, giggles and all-things-rainbows-and-unicorns. But let's face it, we're going with Two and Four Year Olds, and one they they are not -- is patient. Which is also one of the reasons we are going in October/November, it's supposed to be a slower time for the theme parks, so hopefully we won't need to deal with super long lines. We'll see!!
I can't believe I just wrote a whole post on my excitement for Disnleyland! My Husband just sat down next to me and said "What are you writing about?" to which I replied "Disneyland!" And he said "But we haven't even gone yet!!" lol. So that should tell you how stoked I am!
Also while we're in California, we'll be spending a couple days at the beach, and one day at Universal Studios. Oh and did I mention that w'ell be there over Halloween? My boys will absolutely love going trick-or-treating with their cousins!... I think in all actuality, that will probably be the highlight of our trip! :)
Can it be the end of October yet!?