year after year i have gone home to Chicago to see my fam over the holidays.
and every year i complain to them “why are we here in the cold when its warm and sunny in LA”?
often the excuse was “the kids are too young to travel”.
but now theyre big enough and so this year they trekked out west and i was all, awesome lets do fun things
and for kids, even in this modern world, fun means Disneyland. fine.
spoiler alert: disneyland is one expensive mofo. a family of five cant even get int that park for under $500
even if two of the kids are under 9 and one of the adults is a senior citizen.
parking is $15, strollers are $15 each, and pretzels shaped as Mickey are $7.50.
because of that, many of the Toy Story toys literally jump out at you in order to get yr attention
in hopes that you take them home.
but you know what, if you save, embezzle, or work hard, you can get your kids in the park
and they will have so much fun that they will fall asleep while waiting for the parade to happen.
and they will cover their ears while driving home next to the balloon.
when you ask them why, they may say “because balloons pop and i dont wanna go deaf.”
and sure enough, 20 minutes later the balloon pops and erryone gets mad.
except for uncle tony who laughs at his brilliant niece who really does know it all.