If more parents would go to WDW without kids, the parks might be a bit more tollerable.
My parents have gone to Disney multiple times without me when I was younger. I'd stay at a family friend's house and it was fine. I wanted to go with them but I've never been angry or upset about them. I know they need time to themselves and need to enjoy time together and Disney is where they want to do that.
I'm a tad older now and can go on my own. I do that, and it's like we've switched roles. They wish they could come when I'm going down. It's Disney and no matter who you're with, it's a special trip!
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 07:27 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.
I am sure we will be forgiven, especially when they find out about the Disney Cruise we are taking in November.
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