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Taking ds to Disneyland but leaving dd at home?

Posted by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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Am I mean for doing this? Ds is turning 5 in a month and he's had a tough road. Dd is 10 months old and obviously, still a baby. Ds has autism and has been going to EI preschool for almost 2 years. He's worked hard and made HUGE strides in his skills. I want to reward him for that and give him a two day stretch with both of our undivided attention. Dd will be at grandmas being spoiled rotten.

My aunt and cousin said it was messed up to leave dd at home (my mom doesn't mind a lick because she and my dad understand the purpose and ds overall).

If dd came with, the trip would take 3x as long, and one parent would have to stay behind with the stroller for every ride. Kwim?

So am I really being unfair to dd?
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snowpeasmom
by Long legged mama on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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About 1/2 of the rides you can go as a family, but I understand.

I wouldn't do it, well I have season passes so I would but if I only got to go once a year I would take a 10 month too as she would love it.
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gregsgrl04
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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Nope not at all! It's important to get that one on one time. And your DD won't remember it!!!
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Scarllet
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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I don't think your being mean. 

MissTacoBell
by Taco Bell Princess on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM
I combed the ride list before we made the decision and most of the whole family rides are really tame. I don't want him to be restricted at all. (Well, no Indiana jones or California screamin but everything else he can go on.)


Quoting snowpeasmom:

About 1/2 of the rides you can go as a family, but I understand.



I wouldn't do it, well I have season passes so I would but if I only got to go once a year I would take a 10 month too as she would love it.

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christinarb
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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I dont think its wrong at all dd is only a baby she doesn't even know what that place is dont listen to anyone , it sounds like your a great mother and doing whats right, if u bring the baby with whats the point of undivided attention to your son, so i agree with you leaving the baby at home and takeing ur son on that two day trip , have fun ! :)
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SoKamele
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM

 nope....sounds great to me.

 

frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:45 PM
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I dont think it is wrong. DD would have no clue what is going on and ds will like that alone time with parents.  I am sure dd will be spoiled while she is with grandparents.

emjoy5
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:46 PM
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We took our middle son when he was 10 months old and he loved it! We haven't taken a baby since. We're going next year & my youngest will 5 and it'll be his first time going. We went 4 years ago & left him home with the grandparents & we had a great time with the older kids.

She's only 10 months old. She doesn't understand. While I loved seeing how excited my baby was about everything, it was harder having a baby. Taking the older kids was so much fun & we were able to get around a lot more quickly and easily.

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Fields456
by Sexy and I know it on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:46 PM
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This a maybe when she gets older ou can have a mother daughter trip


Quoting gregsgrl04:

Nope not at all! It's important to get that one on one time. And your DD won't remember it!!!

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Aislinn
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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 Holy crap, really? Your aunt and cousin are twits...lol Sorry, but the child is ten months old. I think people who take ten month old children to amazement parks are crazy. Waaaay to young, IMO.

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