Mundane Monday

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Mundane Monday
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 9:22am

Welcome to a new week :)

1. Has spring "sprung" by you yet?

2. What are you wearing today?

3. Do you make a special menu for Easter (if you celebrate it)? 

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:39pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Yes they get a free choice but like your kids, they have expensive tastes. While they have a free choice, we still have to stay within our vacation budget lol.

So they don't have free choice.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:41pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>Yes, Cruise, I don't know how many ways I can tell you that everyone in my family understands that Disneyworld is different from Disneyland. Really. We can see the same websites and the same travel brochures and read the same guidebooks as everyone else.</blockquote></p><p>I believe Cruise thinks the families who don't want to go to Disney misunderstand it's awesomeness and would go do what she does if they only knew everything about it like she does.  It's that whole thing of not understanding that differences are beautiful again.</p><p> Cruise, I am really really sure the the parents and children who aren't interested in going to DWorld 1. Understand that DWorld is bigger and has more things in it including attractions/rides etc than Dland.  2.  Understand that more things are DIFFERENT things and not just 16 Space Mountains over a larger area of real estate.</p>

That may be it.  I do not know.  My kids chose para-sailing on the beach, going to Space Coast and trying to see a shuttle launch, going to Spring Training baseball games, going to Universal one day (because of the opening of some super de dooper new superhero themed ride), and going to Discovery Cove over Disney.  Her kids chose Disney.  Notice I am not taking twenty posts to explain that if they only knew how exciting watching a shuttle launch can be, or the wonderfulness that is Discovery Cove, or if they only understood the awesomeness that is the Kennedy Space Center and Astronaut Hall of Fame, that they would have chosen those over Disney.  I believe her when she says her kids would rather go to Disney.  I do not understand what is so hard about understanding my kids would not.  I am sure that if we had unlimited time and funds in Florida, they would eventually get to Disney.  But we didn't, and they chose not to spend their limited time in Florida at Disney.  End of story.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:41pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
Oh, we couldn't go then....fall sports practices in high school start at least a week before school starts if not two sometimes.  </p>

 

We probably won't be doing a family vacation for quite some time.  The Kids have to be back at least 2.5 weeks before school starts for band camp.  and they leave to be with their dad about a week after school is out. If they do 4-6 weeks with him, that leaves not much summer to do a vacation.  :(    But I guess Germany will be a vacation for them.  And dh and I will just have to do something without them.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:42pm

thardy2001 wrote:
That's kind of where DH and I "are" ~ we've been to parts of Europe.  Not Germany and Belguim though.  The castle sounds nice.  Any suggestions in Belgium would be helpful.  Again, without getting specific about when my kids are PKA's kids' ages.

Brussels is probably the most beautiful city I have ever visited.  I loved the St. Nicholas church, and the Manneken Pis statue is lots of fun.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:43pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
It could be both PKA but most kids (IME) want to be active all the time and not just relax by the pool or doing something that is more "down-time" most of the time.

My kids love to relax by the pool. 

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:43pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Bigger but DIFFERENT Bord. More options, more parks, different types of attractions than Disneyland.

I've been to both, they are different but I like Disneyland better personally.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:44pm

Greeneyes2013 wrote:
<p>&lt;p&gt;If that's a common complaint, I imagine they have very easy lives.&lt;/p&gt;
</p><p>Did I really need to add "about the name of their company?" Oy.  </p>[/quote]

No.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:45pm

lauren1063 wrote:
<p>I will never see eye-to-eye with my mother.  I'm 5'1 and she's 5'8". </p>

Why are we talking about our mothers?  I didn't see eye to eye with Mom on a number of issues.  For one thing, she was a lifelong Republican.  I am.....not.  She liked fried chicken livers.  Even tried to make me eat them on a number of occasions.  It never worked.  But we loved each other like crazy and there's hardly a day that goes by that I don't miss her.  Is it supposed to be a tragedy now if you don't see eye-to-eye with your mother about everything?

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:47pm

thardy2001 wrote:
Laying on the beach may be a novelty to children without easy access to a beach.

My kids love the beach, but they are really little.  It's not really a relaxing vacation at this point with their ages.  If we lived closer, it might be different.  And they are definitely active at the beach!

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:47pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">lauren1063</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;I will never see eye-to-eye with my mother.  I'm 5'1 and she's 5'8". &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Why are we talking about our mothers?  I didn't see eye to eye with Mom on a number of issues.  For one thing, she was a lifelong Republican.  I am.....not.  She liked fried chicken livers.  Even tried to make me eat them on a number of occasions.  It never worked.  But we loved each other like crazy and there's hardly a day that goes by that I don't miss her.  Is it supposed to be a tragedy now if you don't see eye-to-eye with your mother about everything?</p>

 

I don't know, really.


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