A random collection of upbeat musings pertaining to life with a man, four kiddos, a grandkid and an assortment of pets!
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Disney? Or a day of blueberry picking?
My husband and I took youngest kiddo to Disney last week. Isn't Disney every kid's dream? Not around our house. I am soooooo glad to say that my sassy, independant kiddos have little desire to be sucked into one of America's biggest conglomerate businesses :o) We visited for an afternoon. That was plenty for all three of us! I don't need chirpy music, constant parades and vacuous, cheery smiles to remind me that I'm happy. Heck! I only need to get up in the morning to have fun! (Although a cup of coffee helps!)
Oh... not that Disney is all-bad. We had a wonderful dinner with a friendly waiter and chef. The chef came right out to talk with us about Shannon's allergies. He made sure that the pasta was safe for her to eat. What a treat! This kiddo *almost never* gets to eat pasta in restaurants. And there must be something to be said for all the wide smiles and piped in music. Even in hour-and-a-half-long lines, the crowds waited patiently. People smiled at each other. And chatted.
But, really, Disney is not my thing. It's just so... fake. I'll take good ole' New England any day. We have blueberries. And maple trees. And cows. And *home* :o)
Yup. I'll take home. No piped in music required for a good time. We got back to a sunny, breezy, beautiful New England summer. I did the responsible thing... and skipped unpacking and laundry to head out to the blueberry fields with the kids! It was a day filled with laughter and very real smiles! We picked 12.5 pounds of berries. Well... we finished with that many. Our blueberry bandit (daughter #3) filched berries from our buckets all afternoon!