****This is a blog from my early days of blogging that I post here because I had reason to revisit this train of thought recently…enjoy****
I know at least a few parents read this…I have something very important to tell you…
Take your children to Disneyland
Not NOW…sit back down and keep reading. Just take them at least once between the ages of three and ten. I was lucky enough to go at least four times in that time period. My mom and dad took me. And I’ve only just realized that THAT’S why I love the place so much. Every time I go back now it’s an instant portal to the past, to people I love, to old smiles and songs that filled my little heart with joy, and to a time when a little kid really believed that if I wished upon a star my dreams really could come true. All this genuine happiness comes from a PLACE. Just a place. Just some brightly colored paint, some singing puppets, and crazy costumes…and somehow, it’s magical. But the true magic of Disneyland is it puts you back in touch with the magic in your own heart.
But that’s not the reason you should take your kids to Disneyland. If you’ve ever meet an adult who never went to Disneyland as kid than you know…they are some of the most miserable FUCKS on the planet! They grow up to be the scary old creep who frightens children that come near their house.
“GET OFF MY LAWN YA BRATS!”
“TURN DOWN THAT RACKET!”
“SLOW DOWN ON THAT BICYCLE!”
What were their parents thinking?! Probably took them on vacation to the Grand Canyon or some crap! What the hell does a five year old care about a big gap of dirt?!
“Yeah, ma. That’s a big trench of dirt…I dug a smaller one in the back yard and you gave me a spanking. Can we go to the movies and see Finding Nemo now?” Save these trips for later when their teenagers and they need to appreciate some of this fine country. But while they’re young, take this chance to take them some where designed for the sole purpose of putting a smile on their face and bringing you closer together. Do it! Don’t let the opportunity pass you by…or who knows what they’ll grow up to be. I’m not trying to scare you, but here’s a true fact…Adolph Hitler, Osama Bin Laddin, and Saddam Hussein…all have never been to Disneyland…makes you think doesn’t it? By the way…I’m going in 4 days…HA HA HAHA HAHAH!!!