Then here we are in July already and before we know it SS goes back to school, and things are going to be even crazier in terms of scheduling. Just yesterday we were trying to figure out when we are going to Maui. I can't take vacation time until November 14, but after that I am going to make it a point to take time off for more family time. The reason we are scheduling our travel so early is that everyone wants time off in December, so I'm going to preempt being at the bottom of the seniority ladder by requesting time now. A funny aside, when P told SS we are going back to Maui she was elated. After all she is still teed off at us (mainly me because I'm the one with the new job) for not taking her to Maui for her birthday this year. SS then thought about it and asked P if we are still going to the Mission Inn. That's our entitled little darling, a one time occurrence sets a precedent.
Anyway... P decided to lead by example, and decided to take advantage of the little time we have left with SS before school starts. On Tuesday I headed to work, and they headed to Knott's. It was really neat to receive the pictures and video below. I'm planning to go to one of the parks on my next Friday off. My resolve was cemented when I saw a woman last night as we were getting in our van. She had two kids in a double stroller, and two walking next to her. FOUR FREAKING KIDS! The youngest was a toddler and the oldest could not have been older than six. No sign of a father, or anyone else with them. P thought it was just plain crazy to pop out that many so close together, crazier to take them to Disney solo. Yeah, we are certifiable wimps.
Bumper cars selfie.
And this is the pay off, watching SS's wonderment and enjoyment.
Ticker tape surprise.
Ticker tape aftermath.
But the absolute best were the videos below of P and SS at Big Foot Rapids. Looks like SS is making the transition to Big Girl rides. I asked her yesterday if she wanted to ride Dumbo the Flying Elephant. SS replied, "Nah, that's a baby ride, they show his show on Disney Jr." Our baby is growing up.