Mom And Son Safari
  • On Apr 30, 2008
    Melinda from LA Asked

    I have a 22 month old daughter and we want to go to Disney World.Everyone keeps telling me that she is too young? She is a little moody and throws fits every now and then, but what 2 year old doesn't. Should I go or stay home? :0( i think she'll have fun.?

    Your almost 2 year old child is typical of all the little kids that wander Walt Disney World at that age. Our child too was moody and threw fits now and then. In fact, at 8, we still have some of those "attitude" moments. My dh is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and yet the behavior issues pop up when we least expect it. So, don't let your child's challenges hold you back. You'll all grow from the experience of traveling to WDW together.

    Is she too young? No way! So many people tell me they are waiting to take their child to WDW until they are old enough to remember the experience. Frankly, I went at age 11 and it's a faded memory. Do we wait to celebrate birthdays and holidays until those precious brains can hold on to the memory for life? No. We celebrate and travel and venture to parks so that we as parents have lasting memories. We also do all of these things so that we have cherished time together. Life is so busy and slowing down to hug a Pooh Bear is a wonderful thing!

    The time our family spends traveling (including our magical moments at WDW) has always brought us closer together.

    Does my son remember his first trip at age 2 to WDW? No. Does he enjoy looking at the pictures and watching the videos? Absolutely. He also loves to snuggle and hear stories about what we did on that early visit. He finds it amusing that he called the monorail the "Disney choo choo". As his Mom, I would have been sad to have missed out on watching the "world" through his young, magical eyes. Now we don't ride Dumbo as much as we race to Space Mountain. Those earlier years were precious for our family.

    I suggest you give the magic a try!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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