The title of this blog comes from the SNL skit "Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy":
"One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to DisneyLand, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said, "DisneyLand burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real DisneyLand, but it was getting pretty late."
Man alive, that's funny! However, today we had our own Disneyland burned down moment, of sorts.
We have lived in southern California for the entirety of the children's lives, and we have not been to Disneyland the past year (or is it "passed" year... hmm... oh bother). Considering our location, our children's ages, and our propensity for play, this gap is EGREGIOUS!
About a month ago, LittleMan and BoopaLoop wanted to have a ditch day from school. I allow one ditch day per year until Middle School when I might upgrade it to once a semester. I told the children that I was okay with them ditching school that day, but that meant that we wouldn't be able to go to Disneyland in February.
The kids' changed their minds.
The countdown to Disneyland began. One month until Disneyland! Three weeks until Disneyland! ... and so the countdown continued until today. We were to go to Disneyland today. It was a Tuesday (the perfect day to go to a tourist-heavy location - a theory I will explain in a later blog), and My Mukor was able to take the day off. Perfect!
Tuesday, February 24th arrived... and BoopaLoop has a fever! Oh, the sky has fallen! Dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria!! Needless to say, LittleMan handled it quite maturely. He only pouted about it for a few minutes and composed a song about the horror that is school. It was quite lovely. BoopaLoop handled it appropriately. She cried and got lots of snuggles from Mommy.
We have decided to postpone our Disneyland trip until next week. The forecast for next Tuesday's weather is likelihood of showers? 80%. Nice.
Creator of Pick Up Palz and co-creator of two beautiful children: LittleMan (2002) and BoopaLoop (2004). I have been married to my Mukor since 1995. I recently started a new business which is why my blog has a 1 year gap in it. You can check out my other blog at PickUpPalz.blogspot.com.