Mom Confessions: I'm Going to Disney Without the Children

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mom confessionsIt's time for a Mom Confession -- because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession:

My husband and I are going to Disney but are leaving my toddler and baby with my parents.

I have a 2 year old old and a 9 month old. We bought a family package and were going to take both of them, but now my parents are offering to babysit so we can really enjoy ourselves. At first I didn't even consider it, but we have never been on a vacation by ourselves. We didn't have a honeymoon, either.

I will feel kinda guilty going to Disney without my 2 year old. She would really enjoy it. But it will be so nice for the both of us to hang out like we've never done before. -- anonymous

 

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We all have secrets and opinions -- so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!

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xavie... xavierlogan09

i agree with stephfont23. i would take my kids to disneyworld then go somewhere else by myself. your life changed forever when you became a mother. honestly i think an adult is too old to go to disneyworld without their children. 

nonmember avatar Nessa

I've been to Disney more times then I can count, (my grandmother lived near there) and there are TONS of things to do there that you can't do as a kid. There really isn't anything wrong with going there once or twice before the kids are old enough to say "Hey I wanna check out THAT ride!" and remember doing it.

jessle jessle

yes i think they are a liitle to young for disney so go and have fun

Freela Freela

Our family went to Disney last year, and even though I'm sure my dh and I would have had fun just the two of us, the BEST part was seeing it through the eyes of the kids- including our youngest, who was two at the time. I'm all for having a vacation without the kids (not that it's happened for us, and our oldest is almost eight!) but Disney was so much more fun with the kids with us!

nonmember avatar Becky

I see absolutely no point in taking a child to Disney before the age of 7. Why spend all that money on a trip that they will NOT remember?? My grandparents took me when I was 5, and I barely remember the trip.

Go enjoy yourselves at Disney, let your children enjoy their time with their grandparents, and remember to take them to Disney when they are old enough to enjoy it!

nonmember avatar Jessica

Those kids are WAY too young to be able to enjoy Disneyworld and they will never remember it. I would totally go without them. Enjoy the break.

ARS82078 ARS82078

They are too young to really get anything out of it anyway. I say go and take them later when they are older. 

Sara Cooper

I have an annual pass to Disneyland (for the last five years) and go at least once a month (usually it ends up being two to three times a month). I have visited the park with and have also seen families with babies and toddlers. There are many different ways to experience Disneyland and we usually take the slower version when babies/toddlers are around. In case you didn't know, there is a Baby Center located at Main Street (see your Disney map). This is a quiet place you where you can feed the baby and also change diapers. It's at the front of the park, but it's totally worth visiting to give the little one a quiet place to be fed. One adult per child and not everyone can get in at the same time. Google "Baby Center" or read this article from Mouseplanet (not sure how old the article is though!)

http://www.mouseplanet.com/akrock/hello.htm

Remember, take it slow. It's a little easier if you go with another couple or few friends, that way you or hubby/partner can also enjoy a couple of rides while the other watches baby. Enjoy your time there and the magic!

P.S. I DO NOT work for Disney nor am I connected with Mouseplanet. I am just a Disney fan! =)

klgomez klgomez

I'd go w/o them just because of their ages.  2 and 9mos. is way too young to appreciate that kind of trip so I think you should go and have fun!

nonmember avatar Sunshyne

My children are 6 and 7 my husband and I can't wait to go without them!!! We have been with them enough not to feel guilty

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