Re: Disney without Kids
See I don't completely agree. My kids are now young adults that I still support and they have been with us I say 99% of the time we have been in Disney and there has been lots of days, weeks and months spent down there. We went there annually for generally 2 weeks as a family unit because it is family friendly. Heck I even took them out of school and with me on a school board convention and they were able to stay at Portofino's at Universal.
Originally Posted by grumpy of ohio
I don't subscribe to doing everything together as a family unit. Sometimes kids need to venture on their own as do their parents. My kids have traveled extensively with my sister around the country. It did not harm them to be introduced to other destinations without Mom and Dad. I am not that possessive to not allow them to have wings. They flew without adults from the time they were six. Yes, we paid dearly so they were tracked by the airlines and they always made it safe and sound. It builds confidence.
They were not harmed when we went to Disney without them. They love their Grandparents and their one on one time with them especially back when they were younger and still have a strong bond with them. I believe because we did not smother our kids or guilt them into always being with us or us, they are very secure young adults. They both did well when they went off to college and adjusted well. If they can't ever be allowed to be without their parents or the parents without them then you have a co-dependant unit.
My job as a Mom was to raise intelligent, educated, well adjusted humans.
I've done that even with the rare occasion of vacationing without them.
Last edited by HauntedGabe; 12-02-2011 at 08:27 PM.
Some people are like Slinkies.
They aren't really good for anything,
but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.
Friends are Gods way of apologizing to us for our families.