Future Plans

The kids are sleeping.

For a moment, their future held a water park. Now it holds a swimming pool.

If in twenty years, they look back and say “Why didn’t you take us to the water park that day? Why did you force us to settle for the swimming pool?” I will reply, with combined sagacity and impatience:

“Because we were taking you back to Disneyland in six days, ingrate.”

Maybe I won’t say “ingrate”. But come on.

Further, I will be driving both kids down south to L.A. and Disneyland, meeting up with Emily on Thursday in L.A., where she will be attending a conference. A solo parent road-trip is in our future, all so Adrian can go on the Dumbo ride he’s been babbling about for a week, and so Erin can see Rapunzel. Again.

So, yeah. No water park. But I’ll pack a picnic lunch.

4 thoughts on “Future Plans”

  1. I think kids will have as much fun in a pool as they will at a water park. I remember the first time I took my son to the zoo. He was probably 2 years old. He had more fun chasing the pigeons around than seeing the other animals.

  2. Ha- we are going to Legoland tomorrow and I almost thought about just rescheduling it but wasn’t sure if I’m up for the disappointment. I am thinking I’ll make it up to them, but. Yeah, they’ll look back and be over it I am sure.


    1. You know….I’ve never been to Legoland. We lived in San Diego before we had kids, and we just never stop there on our SoCal trips. We’ve usually just gone to Disneyland, so it doesn’t occur to us to go.

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