My kids have never beeen to Disney World...and survived

Apparently, it's not enough to take your kids to Disney World. Nope, to be a really great parent, you have to pay $1000 a day to hire a disabled companion so you can jump to the head of the lines. I have no idea what that says about American culture. I just shake my head.

Our family vacations have been pretty lame. We've never had a lot of money, so long weekends at hotels with water slides or renting a lake cabin for a week have pretty much been it. Mickey Mouse was never involved. And yet, my children have survived, and thrived.

Even if we'd had the money, I don't think Disney would have been a destination. There are way more interesting, historical, beautiful places that America has to offer, but I understand the allure of that "dream".

My brother and his wife raised 10 kids. Vacations were trips to Grandma and Grandpa's cottage. I suppose with less kids, both families could have done more, but which kids would we want to do without?

This summer, if your family vacation is a slip-n-slide in the backyard, followed by a round of popsicles and then laying out in the backyard to watch fireflies, good for you. Good for your kids. Enjoy every minute. There's nothing at Cinderella's Castle or the Animal Kingdom that will beat that.

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  1. Exactly! Yay you!!!! - Rosemary

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