Yesterday my girlfriend and her 2 grandchildren took a roadtrip with the kiddlets to a Theme Park Close to home. We had a great day on the rides and they enjoyed all of the “hollywood feeling of the Park”. “My daughter who is 6 is Labelled an Adult!”. Yes that is right – she is 6 years old, but a “Tall 6 year old”. We pre-purchased the tickets and they asked was she over 48″ tall. Well we had measured her the night before to see “How tall my beautiful girl is”. She measured in at 50″ tall. So I had to purchase and Adult ticket for my 6 Year Old Daughter to be admitted into the Park.
Well in talking to others about this subject they said “oh my gosh – how terrible and Oh my gosh – That is not right”. Having reflected on this matter I thought of others who might feel the same. What about kids flying who have to pay a full adult price? Yes they are still considered “small babes” in our eyes but not in the airline companies eyes. They are sitting in a seat – so they must pay full price. This year we took the kids to another Larger Amusement Park in Orlando (some of you may know it). Since my son was not sitting on our lap he was charged the full rate for the “Big Little person” he is. I feel badly for the people who travelled with us on the same plane, as travelling with a 2 year old on a plane is another story. He was everywhere but in his “assigned seat”. I don’t even want to think about as it brings back some “not so pleasant memories for the Fam”.
Back to yesterday at the amusement park. The weather didn’t forecast any rain. We should always trust in the weather forecast. However the weather had other ideas on our day at the park. My friend said before we left, “Hey should I bring an umbrella”, of course I said “No we will not need it”. I must say a Zehrs Bag does come in handy as a “makeshift” coat for a small little boy. “Who said plastic bags are not safe?”.
We knew it was time to go when my little Zehrs Bag boy decided to have a “melt down at the mountain / fallsview area where Mom let him down for a little moment to fully give in to his “meltdown moment”. What a sight as he crawled back to Mom with big alligator tears and his clothes where wet from jumping in the puddles. It was nice the crowds of people had let him “do his thing” and gave him space – maybe they thought he was part of a show. I really felt like I had won the “mother of the year award”, as people where starring at me and this little man – Hah!! This moment in time is now imprinted in me forever, our little “wonderland moment”.
I was putting my daughter to sleep tonight and she said “Mom what Land are we going to next?”. I said what do you mean? She said well we went to Canada’s Wonderland, Disney Land, – What about Marine Land? I thought mmm.. I said to her I think it was Disney World not Disney Land. So she said ‘Well what other world’s can we go to?” And than I had a great thought for the next trip “Wally World………… Who wants to go with us? I am sure we could create some great memories……………
I think I learned a lesson yesterday … I promise to teach my daughter to STAND TALL-REACH HIGH- & DREAM BIG!
Talk to you soon ~